Brian W. Aldiss - The Canopy of Time / Galaxies Like Grains of Sand Original Typescripts


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Oxford, n.d. [c1959]. Manuscript. Unbound. A collection of 13 Brian Aldiss typescripts, roughly representing the stories (one absent) within The Canopy of Time (UK) and Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (US). Very good throughout. A proof of Canopy from Faber is included in the collection, as are the first and second printings of Galaxies. The first printing of Galaxies is additionally inscribed by the author. Comprising (1) Out of Reach. 16 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Heavily annotated by the author throughout in pen. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. (2) Have Your Hatreds Back. 22 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated by the author throughout in pen. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand / Canopy of Time under the title of Secret of a Mighty City. (3) Original Sinner. 16 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated throughout by the author in pen. Published in 1960 in Science Fiction Adventures #15 (and never since?). Alternate title The Day of the Tribe crossed out. (4) Journey to the Interior. 26 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated throughout by the author. Alternate title of Gene Hive crossed out, but also used for its first publication. Published in book form both Galaxies Like Grains of Sand and The Canopy of Time. (5) What Triumphs. Two stapled manuscripts. 43pp total plus the title page, typed recto only. Annotated mostly sentences struck through. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand and The Canopy of Time as Visiting Amoeba. (6) They Shall Inherit. 15 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated by the author throughout in pen. Numerous annotations to the verso in Aldiss?s hand. First published in book form in The Canopy of Time. (7) Who Can Replace a Man? 14 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Published in book form in The Canopy of Time. (8) There?s a Cloud. 13 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotations, possibly by an editor. Initially titled ?The Unbeaten Track? and also published under this name. First published in book form in The Canopy of Time. (9) Incentive. 20 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated by the author in pen. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand / The Canopy of Time. (10) Oh Ishrail! 17 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Heavily annotated by the author throughout in pen. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand / The Canopy of Time. (11) There?s a Cloud (a second typescript). 14 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. First published in book form in The Canopy of Time. Different formatting to the first copy. (12) Blighted Profile. 14 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated by the author throughout in pen. First published in book form in Galaxies Like Grains of Sand / The Canopy of Time. (13) Judas Danced. 20 typed leaves, recto only plus the title page. Annotated by the author throughout in pen. First published in book form in The Canopy of Time. The only typescript absent from the 1960 Signed edition of Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is All the World?s Tears. Similarly, The Canopy of Time prints All the World?s Tears. The other ten stories in Canopy are represented within this collection. [7163, Hyraxia Books].


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