First edition of The Five-Day Nightmare by Fredric Brown.
Octavo, 157pp. Red hardcover, title in black on spine. Stated “Second Printing” on copyright page. Clean text throughout. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $2.95 retail price, faint toning to spine, a bright example.
Fredric Brown was an American science fiction, mystery, short fantasy and black comedy writer. His first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won an Edgar Award for outstanding mystery novel. Another novel, The Screaming Mimi, was adapted into a film in 1958. He is widely considered one of the best Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century. Fredric Brown died in 1972, having published over 100 works of fiction. Since his death, many of his early pulp novels have been republished and have found a cult following.