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Islands in the Sky by CLARKE Arthur C - First Edition - from Fortuna Books and Biblio.co.uk

Islands in the Sky

by CLARKE Arthur C

Condition: Very Good/Good


London: Sidgwick & Jackson lean to spine, closed top edge foxed, pencil to fep, unclipped dust jacket is rubbed to edges and corners, some short tears or chipping loss to spine ends, small crease line down centre of front panel, dust soiling and faded spine titling, undated first edition, illustrated in line, fiction about space stations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Quinn. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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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