ISLANDS IN THE SKY. Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. As his prize for winning a TV quiz show in the second half of the twenty-first century, a young man is given the opportunity to visit an orbiting space station. His adventures there include a runaway rocket ship, the making of a space film, and a confrontation with space pirates. A "plausible and accurate fictional tour of the space stations which are probably in our very near future." - Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, small crease to fore-edge of page 15/16, else a fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (10 titles listed on rear panel) with light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips and a hint of dust soiling to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#150106).
First edition so stated on copyright page.