New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First American Edition. "Sentient aliens infest the deep seas of Earth, and humanity narrowly escapes obliteration when they come landside. Mankind will win out in the face of catastrophe" (Barron 4-640, Anatomy of Wonder). Preceded by the UK edition, published with textual differences under the title The Kraken Wakes. A superior copy of a cheaply-manufactured title. Item #3024
First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); textured blue paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in yellow on spine; dustjacket; [vi],182,pp. A fresh, Fine copy in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $2.00).