Lives of X.

CIARDI, John

ISBN 10: 0813506689 / ISBN 13: 9780813506685
Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971
Condition: Near Fine
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First edition. Bumped at the top of the spine, else about near fine in age-toned and lightly stained good dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author on the title page to John Drury Clark: "for Doc - in old friendship - and because there are too damned few of us left. Live forever! John Ciardi!" Clark, in addition to writing an important book on rocket propulsion, as well as a couple of stories in "Astounding Stories", also was instrumental in revitalizing and promoting the career of Robert E. Howard. He was college roommates with L. Sprague de Camp, who he encouraged to write science fiction stories, introduced de Camp to his sometime co-writer Fletcher Pratt, and eventually married Pratt's widow Inga. His previous marriage prompted Pratt to form a club of science fiction writers and scientists (including George O. Smith) called The Trap Door Spiders, so that they wouldn't have to socialize with Clark's first wife. Isaac Asimov later fictionalized the club as a group of mystery solvers, The Black Widowers. Bookseller Inventory # 389075

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Title: Lives of X.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Publication Date: 1971

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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