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Islands in the Sky

by CLARKE, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

John C. Winston. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1957. 4th Printing. Paperback. 209 pp; Fourth Printing, dated 1957. Book has no names, pages unmarked, no foxing, illustrated endpapers excellent, black boards with red spine printing are very nice. Dust jacket is unclipped ($2.00) , top of spine creased and chipped for about 1/4 inch affecting first word of title, very light wear to bottom spine, 1/2 inch closed tear on front bottom, white back panel in excellent condition without toning or soiling, color excellent on front and spine. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive book. .

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: Glover's Bookery, ABAA, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 304820
  • Title: Islands in the Sky
  • Author: CLARKE, Arthur C
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: 4th Printing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: John C. Winston
  • Date published: 1957
  • Keywords: Science Fiction
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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