PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book and first sf novel. In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333. Moderate dust soiling to top edge, free endpapers show some offsetting, a very good to near fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with some light rubbing to edges, corners and folds, light shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear with crease at upper right corner, and touch of fading to spine panel lettering. (#81888).
First edition so stated on copyright page.