STATION X. Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-317 [318-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. A science fiction thriller in which a psychic invasion by Lunarians who have seized Mars is repelled by an Earth-Venus alliance. "World peril and imaginary war against the background of Marconi's experiments and 'The Crystal Egg' by H. G. Wells." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2402. "Important as an early alien invasion, the narrative's weakness lies in its reliance upon psychic possession and warfare in terms of traditional naval weapons." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 821. The novel was reprinted in Gernsback's AMAZING STORIES as a three-part serial in 1926. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-123; (1987) 2-136; (1995) 2-146; and (2004) II-1277. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 48. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 234. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 210. Reginald 15501. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear, shallow fraying and chipping along top and bottom edges, light damp stain at lower edge of spine panel, and some general dust soiling. A $1.75 price sticker is pasted over the $1.50 price printed on the spine panel. A scarce jacket. (#165503).
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