PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. This copy is inscribed by Asimov the year of publication: "For: Dave / Speaker / Regards, in / two installments / Isaac Asimov / 12/3/50." 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 nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine ends, small closed tear at upper left front corner, and touch of rubbing to lower right corner. (#138511).
First edition so stated on copyright page.