PEBBLE IN THE SKY. 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 and rubbing at edges, mostly along top edge, several small nicks and abrasions at upper edge of rear panel, mild tanning to rear panel, and orange lettering on spine panel mostly faded to white. (#142710).
First edition so stated on copyright page.