Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories

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Tiger by the Tail


Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Alan E. Nourse
Cover artist Mel Hunter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Published 1961 Donald McKay
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 184
OCLC 471802

Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories is the first collection of short works by Alan E. Nourse, issued in hardcover by publisher Donald McKay in 1961. It was reprinted in paperback by MacFadden Books in 1964 and 1968. A British hardcover edition was published by Dennis Dobson in 1962, with a paperback reprint, retitled Beyond Infinity, following from Corgi Books in 1964. [1]

Alan E. Nourse American writer and physician

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Galaxy reviewer Floyd C. Gale rated the collection 4.5 stars out of five, declaring that "all nine of the stories rate fine to excellent and would be standouts in any company." [3]

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