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Islands In the Sky

By Clarke, Arthur C




Islands in the Sky is a science fiction novel written by Arthur C. Clarke, and published in 1952. It is one of his earliest and lesser known works. The book tells the story of Roy Malcolm, a young space enthusiast who wins a trip to the Inner Space Station by way of his knowledge of aviation on a game show. Once aboard, Roy learns the effects of zero-G with delight, and joins the mishaps and adventures of the young crew of the station.


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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Very Good/Fair. First edition. Small ownership label of Ian Macauley, some wear to the crown, very good in supplied dustwrapper with a small chip on the front board, a couple of tiny tears and some general wear at the extremities (along with the original tattered, poor dustwrapper). The Dedication Copy Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley on the dedication page, underneath the printed dedication which reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian," the written inscription follows: " --- this token of our friendship, until we meet again. Arthur. 19 Sept 1952." Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), which was issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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Ritter der Rose, Die

Green, Roland (James)

03/2000. Edition: 1. softcover. 24891 Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung!

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

(New York): Signet / New American Library, 1960. Near Fine. Reprint of the paperback edition. A couple of ink numbers on inside cover, else near fine. A Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley: "To Ian, again!! All the best, Arthur 12 Nov 82." The printed dedication reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian." The first edition of this title, originally published in 1953, was Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY ..

Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, some light spotting to cut edges, else a fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with mild rubbing and some foxing to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#130914)

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY ..

Clarke, Arthur C.

Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, small crease to fore-edge of page 15/16, else a fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips and a hint of dust soiling to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#150106)

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: The John C. Winston Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Publisher's navy blue cloth with titles stamped in orange on the spine. Near Fine, with light bowing to boards, light foxing to edge of page block. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.00 intact and ten titles listed on the rear panel; light rubbing, light wear at the spine ends and a small stain at the rear flap fold. A handsome copy.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1979. First printing of this edition (stated). Signed with just his name on the title page. Book is in fine condition with a fine unclipped dustjacket protected in a Brodart wrapper. An Attractive Copy! Please feel free to ask me for pictures or more information, Thanks.. Signed. First Thus. Hard Cover. Like New/Like New.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952. First British edition. Very good, some spotting to edges, in a very good dust jacket, light shelf wear to corners and spine ends, small closed tear and crease to lower front panel, light rubbing to jacket folds. (7893). Octavo, Hardcover.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. First Printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Originally published as one of the Winston science fiction juvenile series in 1952. A particularly well preserved and attractive copy. ; Octavo.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. First Edition Thus. New. Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket which is lightly rubbed at the extremities and has a single 3/4" closed tear at the upper left side of the front panel. Originally published in 1952, this edition was a reissue that was largely distributed to libraries, which has always made collectible copies uncommon. With a new introduction by the author and terrific wraparound jacket illustration by Mike Symes.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

England: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jacket is price clipped, small tear to back panel, some corner wear with tiny losses to top corners. Nice copy of a scarce UK 1st edition of this key author.

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Islands in the Sky (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)

Arthur C. Clarke

Gregg Pr, 1979-06. Hardcover. Good.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. Fine--crisp and clean--in a near-fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Featuring a new introduction by Clarke, this edition is quite scarce.. First Thus.

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Islands in the Sky (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)

Clarke, Arthur C

Gregg Pr, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Hardcover in dust Jacket. First printing. Book is in perfect shape. A well cared for collector's copy. Dust jacket also in perfect shape and covered with mylar.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2016-12-20. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2016-12-20. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-07-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

John C. Winston Company, 1954. Very good plus with a trace of rubbing to corners and slight foxing to top page edges; interior clean and unmarked. In a near-fine dust jacket ($2.00 price intact) with slight rubbing to spine ends, otherwise bright and clean. A very atractive copy.. 2nd Printing.

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Islands in the Sky (Puffin books)

Arthur Charles Clarke

1972-05-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands In The Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1967, 1967-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 1966 printing , Good hardcover, very good dust jacket, from private school. Ex-library Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos available

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-04-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

1981-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Islands in the sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Winston, 1952. First Edition in Very Good condition with a Very Good Minus unclipped Dust Jacket protected by a Mylar Brodart.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Hardcover.

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451148959 New Condition. . New.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451083822 New Condition. . New.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. PAPERBACK. 0451076710 New Condition. . New.

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Careless!

Clayford, James (Peggy Gaddis)

Quarter Books. Digest Size. , 1949 . 32 near fine Cover art by Gross.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Hardback. Good.

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Islands in the Sky (Puffin books)

Clarke, Arthur Charles

Puffin. PAPERBACK. 0140305351 . Very Good.

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Islands in the Sky (Puffin Books)

Arthur C. Clarke

Puffin Books, 1972-05-25. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE Arthur C

London: Sidgwick & Jackson lean to spine, closed top edge foxed, pencil to fep, unclipped dust jacket is rubbed to edges and corners, some short tears or chipping loss to spine ends, small crease line down centre of front panel, dust soiling and faded spine titling, undated first edition, illustrated in line, fiction about space stations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Quinn. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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Respectable Harlot

Clayford, James (Peggy Gaddis)

Quarter Books. Digest Size. , 1949 . 26 nf - fine, unread Cover art by Rodewald.

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Arthur C. Clarke

Roc, 1960-03-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

John C. Winston. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1957. 4th Printing. Paperback. 209 pp; Fourth Printing, dated 1957. Book has no names, pages unmarked, no foxing, illustrated endpapers excellent, black boards with red spine printing are very nice. Dust jacket is unclipped ($2.00) , top of spine creased and chipped for about 1/4 inch affecting first word of title, very light wear to bottom spine, 1/2 inch closed tear on front bottom, white back panel in excellent condition without toning or soiling, color excellent on front and spine. A nice, clean, tight and very attractive book. .

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Islands In the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952. No Date [1952] First Edition. Red Cloth with black titling to spine. Ffep has has a thin strip removed at top (no doubt to remove a previous owners details). s small rubber stamp imprint as well as previous owners details in pencil. Some browning/toningmarks to preliminary pages and a few toning spots to the compressed page edges. Tight and clean pages. The Dust Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear & chipping to edges with small paper loss at both spine extremeties. Soiling to rear panel with underside toning evident.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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ISLANDS IN THE SKY - A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: STATED 1ST EDITION

CLARKE, ARTHUR C.

PHILADELPHIA: JOHN C. WINSTON CO.. VG/G ONE TURNED CORNERS. Pages: 209. . 1952. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER.. DJ EDGEWORN, LIGHTLY SCUFFED, A FEW SMALL CHIPS & TEARS. PAGES CLEAN, BINDING TIGHT. DJ IN MYLAR WRAP. .

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Wanton By Night

Clayford, James (Gaddis, Peggy)

Ecstasy Books. , 1951 . 15 very good -fine, reading crease paperback,

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

London, United Kingdom: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1952. Not Dated (1952 FF) His 3rd SF novel, and first book in the Space Trilogy series. "Centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action." CONDITION Red cloth with Black titles, pp 190 with illus. Crisp and bright copy. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Quinn, Peter. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Very Good. First edition. Rubbed with a couple of spots, very good or better with decorative endpaper illustrations by Alex Schomburg. Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3.

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Islands in the Sky (A Signet Book)

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451148959 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. PAPERBACK. 0451076710 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

Roc. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0451083822 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

2009-09-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Respectable Harlot

Clayford, James (Peggy Gaddis)

Quarter Books. Digest Size. , 1949 . 26 almost near fine Cover art by Rodewald.

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C

Sidgwick. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. The jacket is marked and worn. A little scarring to the back paste-down. One numeric notation. Soundly bound. Appears to be 1st.

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Islands in the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954 Red cloth titled in black on spine, b&w frontis and illstns. Tight and square, name in front (under dj flap), light toning in endpapers. Dust jacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed at corners, small closed tears to top edge, part faded at the spine, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Islands in the Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.

(London: Sidgwick and Jackson: no date) Cloth (that is, hard covers) pp. 190. Illustrated by Quinn. Wear to head and foot of spine and corners of boards; spine slanted; edges foxed; scattered marks internally; a good copy.

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Islands in the Sky

Arthur C. Clarke

John C. Winston Company, February 1957. Cloth Cloth. Good/Fair. 4th printing in edgeworn jacket with with a number of chips & tears, including two inch tear at top of spine. Price-clipped. Front & back end pages illustrated 1950's future vision of space-suited astronauts/divers! Flying saucers & sharks share the same space with rocket packs, rockets, robot monster and earth hanging in the background sky.

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Careless Virgin

Clayford, James (Peggis Gaddis)

Quarter Books. Digest Size. , 1950 . 61 near fine, unread Cover art by Rodewald.

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Islands In the Sky

CLARKE, Arthur C

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952. No Date [1952] First Edition. Red Cloth with black titling to spine. Some wear and mottling to boards. Ffep has a date and booksellers small rubber stamp imprint as well as previous owners details in pencil. Some browning marks to pastedowns and a few toning spots to the compressed page edges extending slightly only to some text pages. Tight hinges and pages. The Dust Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear, tears and browning. Spine missing portions of paper at both top and bottom and a large closed tear to DJ back panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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