Children Of The Atom: Facsimile Reproduction Of The 1953 First Edition

3.81 avg rating
( 135 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780974889504: Children Of The Atom: Facsimile Reproduction Of The 1953 First Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the future world of 1972, a group of children, born to workers caught in a nuclear weapons facility explosion, exhibit high intelligence and other gifts. Originally scattered throughout the U.S., they are reunited in an experimental school designed to harness their gifts and protect them from suspicious fellow citizens.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

This limited edition facsimile reprint volume is a complete reproduction of the original first edition (published by Gnome Press in 1953) and includes a full-color dust jacket, protective slipcase, and biographical information about the author.

About the Author:

Wilmar House Shiras was born in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, where she spent her formative years before moving west to attend the University of California at Berkeley. After completing four years of graduate studies in history, she settled in the neighboring city of Oakland with her husband Russell, where they proceeded to raise five children. It was for her family's entertainment that Shiras first began to create stories. In 1948, at the insistence of her small but loyal audience, she submitted the story "In Hiding" to editor John W. Campbell, Jr.'s groundbreaking magazine Astounding Science Fiction, which published it in that year's November issue. "In Hiding" proved to be one of those rare works with which readers felt a deep identification, and over the next two years Shiras built on her success with the sequels "Opening Doors" and "New Foundations" (both also published in Astounding Science Fiction). Those three pieces became the first three chapters of Children of the Atom, published by Gnome Press in 1953. Over the decades that followed, this eloquent portrait of gifted children confronting a hostile world proved itself to be an enduring classic. (It has also been credited -- though never officially confirmed -- with providing the inspiration for Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's world-famous comic book creation, The Uncanny X-Men.) And although it was to be the only book that Shiras would publish in the genre, Children of the Atom has earned its author an honored place among science fiction's pantheon of creators -- in 2002, the Science Fiction Book Club named it one of the Most Significant Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years. Shiras passed away in 1990.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 39.95
US$ 368.29

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780930800024: Children of the Atom

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0930800028 ISBN 13:  9780930800024
Publisher: Pennyfarthing Pr, 1978
Softcover

9780899683645: Children of the Atom

Lighty..., 2007
Hardcover

9780930800017: Children of The Atom

Pennyf..., 1978
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilmar Shiras
Published by Red Jacket Pr (2004)
ISBN 10: 0974889504 ISBN 13: 9780974889504
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Red Jacket Pr, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0974889504

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 368.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds