Merak, A. J. [pseud John Glasby]. The Dark Millenium.
New York: Arcadia House, 1966.
First US edition. 8vo. Publisher’s yellow cloth titled in black, in dustwrapper, very minor wear, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean, inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf:
“To Richard Dalby with Best Wishes, John Glasby (A.J. Merak) 15.3.90”
A rather stirring post apocalyptic wasteland/alien saviours piece of high sci-fi, although it almost earns a place on Twitter under #menwritingwomen, as the first woman to appear is undressed within four lines and “running her fingers over her tanned body” within a paragraph. It’s actually rather nicely written, from the library of...well...Richard Dalby.