THE LAST HOPE OF EARTH. New York: Ace Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books F347. Published later in the UK as THE CREEPING SHROUD (Compact 1966). "A catastrophe story in which the menace is provided by a species of water weed, the 'shroud' of the title. The action moves to Mars, and then back to Earth again. Mediocre." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 81. Inner surface of covers and page edges tanned, a fine copy. (#157970).
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