Mel Oliver And Space Rover On Mars.

By: Morrison, William

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Grading: Fine copy in a near fine (wonderful Emshwiller) price-clipped dustjacket.


Young adult sf novel, the author's only full length sf book. An uncommon Gnome Press title and never reprinted.

''although he wrote two further lead novels for the magazines, ''Two Worlds to Save'' (September 1942 Startling Stories), a Space Opera set on Mercury, and ''The Gears of Time'' (April 1953 Space Stories) an early example of a Time Travel romance, Samachson published only one sf novel in book form, a juvenile, MEL OLIVER AND SPACE ROVER ON MARS (1954). He never assembled a volume selected from his eighty-or-so short stories and as a consequence his reputation faded. When Frederik Pohl, Martin H Greenberg and Joseph D Olander compiled Galaxy: 30 Years of Innovative Science Fiction (1980), they remarked that Samachson was ''ne of the most shamefully neglected writers in the history of science fiction'''' (Mike Ashley & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Mel Oliver And Space Rover On Mars.

Author Name: Morrison, William

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Gnome Press: NY.: 1954.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a near fine (wonderful Emshwiller) price-clipped dustjacket.

Seller ID: 45761