THE LIGHT IN THE SKY. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-5 [6-8] 9-304, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Aztecs scheme vengeance upon modern Europe for their ancient defeat. One of the more interesting lost race fantasies; numerous elements of super science, including airships, storage of the sun's energy, sleep rays, rejuvenation, the "Eighth Color" (a weapon derived from a power similar to the harnessing of the atom), etc. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 432. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 165. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 53. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 185. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 44. Reginald 01582. Slight spine lean, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a bright, near fine copy in near fine decorated dust jacket with mild wear at edges, two tiny closed tears at edges, tiny nick to spine panel, and light dust soiling to rear panel. A superior example of the jacket which is uncommon in nice condition. (#104171).
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