THE LAST SPACE SHIP. Murray Leinster, William Fitzgerald Jenkins.

THE LAST SPACE SHIP. New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., [1949]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A machine dystopia in which the "disciplinary circuit" keeps the inhabitants of Alphin III enslaved by its "power mad, sensuously warped rulers." Teleportation technology has replaced spaceships for travel throughout the galaxy and the last spaceship is on display in a museum; the rebellious hero plans to steal it. Fix-up novel comprised of three novelettes, "The Disciplinary Circuit," "The Manless Worlds" and The Boomerang Circuit," all first published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES in the 1940s. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 236. In 333. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips and some fading to spine panel. (#165546).

Price: $65.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"FIRST PRINTING NOVEMBER 1949" on copyright page.