(#148620) EXPEDITION TO EARTH. Arthur C. Clarke.

EXPEDITION TO EARTH. New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Clarke's first collection of short fiction. "Eleven early stories by this major author, most of them involving space travel and the far future, and written in a yearning, quasi-poetic style. Often they have little stings in the tail. Includes 'The Sentinel' (1951), which later formed the basis of the novel and film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 125-6. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-100. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with 14 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel and light scoring to rear panel. A very nice copy. (#148620).

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