The Space Trilogy : "Islands of the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars", Paperback

The Space Trilogy : "Islands of the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars" Paperback

Part of the Gollancz S.F. series

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The omnibus edition of three classic and inspirational Clarke tales ISLANDS IN THE SKY, first published in 1954, sees Roy Malcolm winning a trip to the Inner Station, a space station rotating 500 miles from Earth.

THE SANDS OF MARS, set in the 21st century, has a group of pioneers struggling to change the face of this inhospitable planet.

In EARTHLIGHT, two centuries hence, man has colonised the planets and the inhabitants of the Moon owe no allegiance to any nation on Earth - or to Earth itself ...This omnibus edition of three of Arthur C.

Clarke's early novels shows the author of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY exploring space and time in adventurous and thoughtful ways.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781857987805



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Although the most recent of the books making up this omnibus was written almost 60 years ago and the technology is, in some senses, very dated (valves anyone?) the sense of adventure that these tales engender is still enthralling as we look back to a world where the solar system was there for the taking. There are problems of course - women are almost non-existent and the typing pool is as extinct as the dodo as well as the deplorable state of computers as presented in these tales.

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