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London: John Spencer & Co. (Publishers) Limited, n.d., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Badger Books SF 13. Set in the distant future, the story recollects the period, a thousand years before the events of the novel, a period when the Sun cooled and Earth became uninhabitable. Mankind migrated to Venus, and later to Mercury. On Mercury the colonists are enslaved by the dictatorial Overlords, against whom they finally rebel and destroy. They return to Earth, which is now recovering as the ice recedes and the planet warms up again. Also present is a short story, "Point of No Return" by Max Chartair (i.e. John Glasby) about an advanced space ship that enters deep space beyond the orbit of Pluto, never to return. Not in Clarke. Reginald 08637 (dating 1954).