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The Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke - Paperback - 1964 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Sands of Mars

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Acceptable


Pan, 1964. Paperback. Acceptable. 1964. 206 pages. Pictorial paperback with black spine. Firm binding to clean, tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Usual shelf wear and markings to cards with tanning to spine and edges. Minor tears to spine ends exposing binding. Light rub wear to edges with creasing to corners. Slight forward lean. Light foxing.

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The Sands of Mars is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke which was published in 1951, before humans had achieved space flight. The story is set principally on the planet Mars, which has been settled by humans and is used essentially as a research establishment. It has been surveyed but not fully explored on the ground.

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