This Island Earth.

By: Jones, Raymond F.

Price: £50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Endpapers partly soiled through water damage at some stage, page edges browning, a VG copy in a fair dustjacket (priced $3.00, ie. not a book club edition).


SF novel, made into a classic (but not very good?) film of the same title in 1954. An uncommon first edition - most copies available are book club editions - though sadly this is by no means a superior copy (therefore not a superior price).

''THIS ISLAND EARTH (stories June 1949-February 1950 Thrilling Wonder; fixup 1952) begins with beleaguered aliens secretly using human scientists in order to resist an enemy in an intergalactic war which threatens to engulf Earth. The protagonist finally persuades them that, by allowing their tactics to be dictated by vast Computers, they have become predictable to the enemy. But he may be too late. The film version, This Island Earth (1954), begins well but loses interest when it diverges - perhaps inevitably - from the book, which became quite famous, all the same, due to the commercial impact of the movie'' (John Clute & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3ed Edition)..

Title: This Island Earth.

Author Name: Jones, Raymond F.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Shasta Publishers: Chicago.: 1952.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Endpapers partly soiled through water damage at some stage, page edges browning, a VG copy in a fair dustjacket (priced $3.00, ie. not a book club edition).

Seller ID: 21499