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EARTHLIGHT by  Arthur C Clarke - First Edition - [1955]. - from L. W. Currey, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

EARTHLIGHT

by Clarke, Arthur C

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New York: Ballantine Books, [1955].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 97. A science fiction novel about man's first colony on the Moon. Expansion of "Earthlight," THRILLING WONDER STORIES, August 1951. Mild rubbing to spine ends and along front spine fold, a nearly fine copy. Cover art by Richard Powers. (#158223)

Earthlight is one of Arthur C. Clarke's earlier works, dating back to 1955. It is an expansion to novel length of a short story that he had published four years earlier.




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