First edition. 8vo. Pp. 127, [1 (blank)]. Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Jacket painting, The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Museum Boymansvan Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Signed by Amis to title-page. Mild toning to block edges, else Fine.
Author's Note, an introductory essay, plus five cautionary tales on the subject of nuclear proliferation. "Einstein's Monsters refers to nuclear weapons but also to ourselves," writes Amis in his opening essay, warning: "We are Einstein's monsters: not fully human, not for now."
His first collection of short fiction written over a two-year period, with some of the stories having previously published in the London Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Granta, and Literary Review. "This collection of stories is prefaced with an essay on the nuclear threat so trenchant and irrefutable that the book is worth reading for that alone... [the stories that follow are] all virtuoso exercises in dread." –Publishers Weekly