This is Mr. Kornbluth's seventh published novel. Two were written in collaboration with Judith Merril under the pen name "Cyril Judd"; one was the notable Takeoff (Doubleday, 1952); one was not science fiction; one was his last collaborative effort with Mr. Pohl; and his most recent was The Syndic (Doubleday, 1953). Mr. Kornbluth, still under thirty, now lives in an upstate New York farmhouse with his wife and child where he devotes himself to writing.
This is Mr. Pohl's sixth published book. Two of them were reprint collections which he edited and two others were the now-celebrated first and second volumes of Star Science Fiction Stories, collections of new stories published by Ballantine Books. At 34, Mr. Pohl lives in a large old house on the Jersey shore"five rooms for me, four for my wife and two apiece for the children." He has three more books forthcoming in 1953: two anthologies and his first solo novel.