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The Songs of Distant Earth

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: As New/As New


Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Ballantine Books, 1986. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Man's first contact with truly intelligent alien life. First Edition stated, with correct full number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, "AS NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Quite scarce and desirable. GIFT QUALITY


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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