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Islands In the Sky

by CLARKE, Arthur C

Condition: Good/Fair


London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952. No Date [1952] First Edition. Red Cloth with black titling to spine. Some wear and mottling to boards. Ffep has a date and booksellers small rubber stamp imprint as well as previous owners details in pencil. Some browning marks to pastedowns and a few toning spots to the compressed page edges extending slightly only to some text pages. Tight hinges and pages. The Dust Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear, tears and browning. Spine missing portions of paper at both top and bottom and a large closed tear to DJ back panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 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.




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