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Ron Walotsky

Lancer [1st printing] 1973 paperback ("5/73" at bottom of last page.) Cover by Ron Walotsky, 208 pages, 95 cent cover price. Condition is VG: tight with mild tilt (1/16" to 1/8"); spine is flat with a line down length; bump-trace and associated 1" line at bottom left corner of front cover. Age tanning is very mild and uniform (less than expected for its age); no stamps, marks or writing.

Infinity 5 - an anthology containing "Grayworld" - a short novel by Dean R. Koontz. It is the longest piece in the book: from page 127 to page 205. When Koontz started out, most of his output could be described as Science Fiction. After a number of years that he found the kind of tales that he was best suited for, and would bring him immense popularity: a mix of horror, thriller, and science fiction. This appeared after Koontz's first collection, and was not included in Strange Highways - making it one of his harder to find titles.

Infinity 5, edited by Robert Hoskins. An original anthology of new stories. Hoskins managed to get stories by some of the best authors at the time, and a Koontz story in 4 of the 5 of his INFINITY anthologies. Alow me to put in a plug for 2 of the stories - by Silverberg (only he could write such a story, after editing a huge anthology with the same name) and Goulart (his short work has much more "bite" than his novels.)

(Introduction by Robert Hoskins)
"The Science Fiction Hall of Fame" by Robert Silverberg
"In Between Then and Now" by Arthur Byron Cover
"Kelly, Fredric Michael: 1928-1987" by William F. Nolan
"Nostalgia Tripping" by Alan Brennert
"She/Her" by Robert Thurston
"Trashing" by Barry N. Malzberg
"Hello, Walls and Fences" by Russell L. Bates
"Free At Last" by Ron Goulart
"Changing of the Gods" by Terry Carr
"Interpose" by George Zebrowski
"Grayworld" by Dean R. Koontz
"Isaac Under Pressure" by Scott Edelstein