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, a clean, bright, very good copy in a poor dust jacket with wear and short closed tears at edges, shallow chips from spine end, and 15x35 mm chip at bottom edge of rear panel at flap fold. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#165631).
First edition so stated on copyright page.