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Islands in the Sky

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Good/Fair


John C. Winston Company, February 1957. Cloth . Good/Fair. 4th printing in edgeworn jacket with with a number of chips & tears, including two inch tear at top of spine. Price-clipped. Front & back end pages illustrated 1950's future vision of space-suited astronauts/divers! Flying saucers & sharks share the same space with rocket packs, rockets, robot monster and earth hanging in the background sky.

Islands in the Sky is a science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke, and published in 1952. It is one of his earliest and lesser known works. The book tells the story of Roy Malcolm, a young space enthusiast who wins a trip to the Inner Space Station by way of his knowledge of aviation on a game show. Once aboard, Roy learns the effects of zero-G with delight, and joins the mishaps and adventures of the young crew of the station.




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