Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire.Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other two hundred million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil--so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series.
About the Author:
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was born in the Soviet Union and came to the United States in 1923. He earned his PhD in chemistry in 1948, and in 1958 became a full-time writer. His writings include the Foundation Trilogy; I, Robot; Tomorrow's Children; and numerous works of nonfiction touching on a range of scientific topics. Among his accolades are six Hugo awards, a SFWA Grand Master Award, and high praise from such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Roddenberry.
Robert Fass is a veteran actor and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award. He has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman's Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2011.
Title: PEBBLE IN THE SKY: SCIENCE FICTION
Publisher: SIDGWICK & JACKSON
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description SIDGWICK & JACKSON, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. Number of pages: 200. Bookseller Inventory # BBI286895
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Fair/Good. Later British printing of Asimov's first book. 200 pp. DJ heavily rubbed, sunned, smudged. Heavy edge creasing. Bottom front spine has 1" closed tear. Page edges heavily sunned, darkened, foxed. Spine cocked, slightly loose at bottom front spine hinge. Board edges rubbed; corners bumped. Copyright page has stamped number series, name stamp in purple ink, and 2/80 written in blue ink. Interior sunned, clean, unmarked. Not a collectible copy, but good addition to any Asimov library. Bookseller Inventory # 20409