New York: St. Martin's Press, 1974.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Item #14214
Slight wear; Dust Jacket slight wear. Crisp hardcover. ; "A general introduction by the editors explains the major concepts of physical and cultural anthropology and relates science fiction to the study of these concepts. Each of the nine sections of the book begins with a brief introduction that discusses the specific anthropological concepts embodied in the stories that follow. The stories - by seventeen of the most perceptive and thoughtful writers of science fiction - draw readers into a variety of imaginary cultures and, at the same time, introduce them to the attitudes that professional anthropologists must maintain in order to understand real cultures." ; xi, 387 pages.