PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Isaac Asimov.


Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, jacket art by Richard Powers, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Asimov in the year of publication: "For: Dave / Speaker / Regards, in / two installments / Isaac Asimov / 12/3/50." 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. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine ends, small closed tear to upper left front corner, touch of rubbing to lower right corner. (14665). Item #14665

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