Crowell-Collier Press, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #1835
198 pages. A relatively early book on quasars for a popular astronomy audience—the dense accretions of matter around black holes were only named in 1964. The author, at the time a marketing manager for a space contractor, went on to become a popular and respected science fiction author. This copy is inscribed by the author, 'To John Campbell--A book about something that puzzles and challenges scientists--what else? With very best wishes, Ben.' Campbell was the editor of the science-fiction magazine Analog and a piece of his note stationery is laid in. A nice association as Bova would replace Campbell after his death. A near fine copy in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket.