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Islands in the Sky by  Arthur C CLARKE - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and

Islands in the Sky

by CLARKE, Arthur C

Condition: Very Good/Fair

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Hardcover. 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 protégé, 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*.

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.

  • Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 306980
  • Title: Islands in the Sky
  • Author: CLARKE, Arthur C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Fair
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John C. Winston
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: AssociationCopy, Science, Science-Fiction/Horror, Children'sBook


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