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Islands in the Sky by  Arthur C Clarke - First Edition - 1952 - from Ariel Books and Biblio.co.uk

Islands in the Sky

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


London, United Kingdom: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. Not Dated (1952 FF) His 3rd SF novel, and first book in the Space Trilogy series. "Centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action." CONDITION Red cloth with Black titles, pp 190 with illus. Crisp and bright copy. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Quinn, Peter. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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.


  • Bookseller: Ariel Books NZ (NZ)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 14829
  • Title: Islands in the Sky
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Illustrator:Quinn, Peter
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
  • Place: London, United Kingdom
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: Science Fiction
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall


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