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Islands in the Sky

by Clarke, Arthur C. (cover art by Robert A. Osborne)

Condition: Near Fine


London: London: Brown, Watson (Digit Books R802) 1964 First Digit Paperback Printing, 1964 Near Fine. Light creasing to spine and lower rear cover, mild age-toning to pages & edges of rear cover, otherwise a very attractive, glossy copy, very clean throughout. Cover art by Robert A. Osborne.

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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