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Songs of Distant Earth

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine/Fine


New York: Ballantine Books, 1986. In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Thalassa was a few islands nestled on a warm planet-wide ocean, an idyllic world until the arrival of the Magellan, a huge spacecraft carrying a million inhabitants of the now dead Earth. Small crease to corner of inside flaps, slight spine slant.touch of soiling to top text block.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

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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