Rocket to Luna / A Science Fiction Novel: Marsten, Richard Rocket to Luna / A Science Fiction Novel: Marsten, Richard Rocket to Luna / A Science Fiction Novel: Marsten, Richard

Rocket to Luna / A Science Fiction Novel

Marsten, Richard

Published by The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia * Toronto, 1953
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book will close its own text block but not its boards. Jacket "good only"; still bright and colorful but missing top half-inch of jacket spine and of front panel, plus another sizable chip to bottom spine corner of jacket. Not price-clipped; original $2.00 price showing. Cool "Earth Vs. Flying Saucers" endpapers by Alex Schomburg. "Young Adult" science fiction, this is the fifth book -- immediately preceding "Blackboard Jungle" (1954) -- by the prolific author born Salvatore Albert Lombino in New York City in 1926, a World War Two Navy veteran who legally changed his name to Evan Hunter in 1952 on the advice of an editor who told him his books would sell better under that name. An executive editor for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency from 1951, Lombino/Hunter worked with authors including Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Lester del Rey, and P. G. Wodehouse. The prolific Lombino/Hunter also wrote under the pen names Ed McBain, John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, D.A. Addams, Ted Taine, and (as here) Richard Marsten (not to be confused with William Moulton Marston, inventor of both "Wonder Woman" and the lie detector.) He is probably best known for his "87th Precinct" series of police novels written under the Ed McBain pseudonym starting in 1956, based on advice that he would weaken the "literary reputation" of "Evan Hunter" if he were to publish crime fiction under that name. He also wrote "Strangers When We Meet," "The Horse's Head," "Every Little Crook and Nanny," and the screenplay for the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds" (1963.) 211 pp. Reduced from $122. Bookseller Inventory # 003921

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Title: Rocket to Luna / A Science Fiction Novel

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia * Toronto

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jacket and Endpaper Designs by Alex Schomburg

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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