The City And The Desert.

By: Barclay, Alan (aka George Barclay Tait)

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Grading: Light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a VG dustjacket with rubbed (and several other marks) to rear (white) cover.


One of five SF novels the author wrote for Robert Hale. Robert Hale produced books primarily for the library market (still flourishing in the 1970s) and so most titles are very uncommon. The only edition of this title.

''pseudonym of UK author and civil engineer George Barclay Tait (1909-1991), who wrote some stories for Science Fantasy, beginning with ''Enemy in their Midst'' in 1952, and the Jacko series - mostly for New Worlds, beginning with ''Only an Echo'' (1954 New Worlds no 22) and ending with ''The Thing in Common'' (August 1956 New Worlds). Parts of this series became his sf novel Of Earth and Fire (fixup 1974), which pits Earth's space service against alien intruders. He wrote his novels exclusively for Robert Hale Limited. Robert Hale was a UK publishing firm which from 1936 - 1984, though mainly in the 1970s, published more than 450 sf novels, in hardbound editions, primarily for the library market. A large majority of titles originating with the firm were uniform in length (192 pages) and routine in substance, most being Space Operas varied with occasional Dystopias, though other forms of sf also featured'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..

Title: The City And The Desert.

Author Name: Barclay, Alan (aka George Barclay Tait)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1976.

ISBN Number: 0709151802

ISBN Number 13: 9780709151807

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a VG dustjacket with rubbed (and several other marks) to rear (white) cover.

Seller ID: 42601