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Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography by  Arthur C CLARKE - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography

by CLARKE, Arthur C

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


London: Victor Gollancz, 1989. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Ownership signature of Ian Macauley, who has made a few notations in the text, on the front fly, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a faint crease on the spine. Signed by Clarke on his own bookplate, affixed to the title page to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian -- hope this evokes some memories. Arthur, 26 October 89." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy.

A Bantam Spectra Book. Cover art by Chris Consani. "First published in Great Britain 1989 by Victor Gollancz Ltd."--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references.




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