Races and People

New York: Abelard-Schuman, (1955).

Price: $4,500.00

Hardcover. First edition. With 26 illustrations by John Bradford, with additional maps. Octavo. 189pp. Light dampstaining on the boards, very good in price-clipped very good dust jacket with a corresponding light stain mostly on the rear panel and with small internal repairs at the spine ends. Exploration of race by two white academic writers aimed at young adult readers (Asimov's second book for the YA market).

Inscribed by Asimov to a fellow science fiction legend: "For John Campbell who may disagree with everything. Isaac." Campbell was the influential editor of *Astounding Science Fiction* (later renamed as *Analog Science Fiction and Fact*), and wrote his own science fiction titles, most notably *Who Goes There?*, which was adapted into several film versions as *The Thing*. Asimov's inscription is prescient and recognizes the contrarian nature of Campbell, who Asimov fell out with not long afterwards because of Campbell's obsession with pseudoscience. Campbell’s essays in support of segregation and comments about slavery and race, alienated him from many in the sci-fi community. An uncommon title with a poignant and important association.

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Races and People. William C. BOYD, Isaac Asimov.
Races and People