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THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH by  Arthur C Clarke - Signed First Edition - [1986]. - from L. W. Currey, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH

by Clarke, Arthur C

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New York: Ballantine Books, [1986].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies signed by Clarke, this being copy "X." These copies were apparently reserved for the use of the author and publisher and none were for sale. This appears to have been one of Clarke's copies with "Best wishes from" and "Colombo 13 Feb '86" in his hand added to his signature on the colophon page. "Includes a description of a eutopia of abundance." - Sargent, British and Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-139. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. This issue is rare.(#103458)

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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