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Tales of Ten Worlds by  Arthur C Clarke - Paperback - First Thus 1st Printing - 1973 - from Fully Booked and Biblio.co.uk

Tales of Ten Worlds

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Fair


Scarborough: A Signet Book - The New American Library of Canada Limited, 1973. Previous Dealer Markings; Moderate Creasing on Front Cover, Spine; Light Creasing on Rear Cover; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Moderately Chipped; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. CONTENTS: I Remember Babylon; Summertime on Icarus; Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting...; Who's There?; Hate; Into the Comet; An Ape About the House; Saturn Rising; Let There Be Light; Death and the Senator; Trouble With Time; Before Eden; A Slight Case of Sunstroke; Dog Star; The Road to the Sea. SYNOPSIS: THE GRAND TOUR OF OUTER SPACE AWAITS YOU. FROM THE EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE - FIFTEEN TALES OF MAN AND THE STARS. Moons, comets, planets, the stars - all these are the realm of "the acknowledged king of science fiction," Arthur C. Clarke. Delight in the wonder of Saturn's rings. Ponder how man can escape from the heart of a comet. Learn how a simple tool of astronomy can be the perfect murder weapon. Ride the asteroid Icarus in a race of death with the sun. And in the long concluding story, The Road to the Sea, realize the ultimate fate of man as he takes to the universe, leaving his dying Earth behind.. First Thus 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Tales of Ten Worlds is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. The stories all originally appeared in a number of different publications.




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