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Del Rey, Lester
ROBOTS AND CHANGELINGS
Ballantine Books (#246) 1957 paperback. Cover by Richard Powers, 175 pages, 35 cent cover price. Condition is near-Fine: tight and almost square; age tanning is mild and uniform; very light overall wear - mainly as rubbing wear on back cover (see scan.) Previous owner's name, address written in pen at top of first inside page; no other marks, stamps or writing.
Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario Silvio Enrico Alverez-del Rey (his full name) was one of the major players in SF in the Forties, when most of his short fiction was written. In the Fifties/Sixties he became best known for his juveniles, then later as an editor and reviewer. He married Judy-Lynn Benjamin in 1971. She became a very strong editor for Ballantine - they named their "Del Rey Books" line for her. Lester joined the company in 1977, and edited their SF/Fantasy books in the Eighties.
Lester del Rey's second collection of short stories: Robots and Changelings. Some of these stories have been re-collected in The Best of Lester del Rey, but you'll be hard pressed to find the rest. You will not see copies of this book very often - I consider it one of the harder Del Rey titles to find - since there are no reprints or other editions.
The Pipes of Pan
These stories first appeared from 1939 to 1957 - in Unknown, Astounding, Argosy, If, Magazine of F&SF, New Worlds, Vortex, Fantastic Universe, and Ten Story Fantasy.