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The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke - First Edition - 1986 - from Sparky's Best Books and

The Songs of Distant Earth

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine

First Edition/First Printing in Collectible Condition
This is a rare find in this condition: the Near Finevolume is tight and bright, with square corners; the Near Fine dust jacket is clean and bright. The only flaw is a remainder mark on the bottom of the text block.
Competitively priced for your collection, this stated First Edition May 1986 bears the complete number line and is of course not ex-library; not price-clipped; not book club.
Ships in bubble wrap by USPS Media Mail or Priority upon request.
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The Songs of Distant Earth is the common title of several science fiction works by Arthur C. Clarke, including a science fiction short story, a short movie synopsis, and a 1986 science fiction novel that all bear the same title. This article deals with the novel.


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