London: Jarrolds, 1951. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; ,5-192pp. Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, price-clipped, with new 6/- price to the left of the clip; gentle sunning to spine, light wear to extremities, with some mild dustiness and surface wear. "Mankind's machines turn on their makers, having acquired a life of their own and an ambition to be rulers of creation. A nostalgic fantasy expressing regret for the loss of a simpler way of life" (Barron, Fantasy Literature 3-120). JOSHI & SCHWEITZER 88.a.