Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book and first SF novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips, short closed tears with associated wrinkles at top and bottom edges of front panel, and clipped price. (#158275) (Inventory #: 158275)
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