Item Detail

Item Number 9387
Title Earth Abides
Author Stewart, George R.
Condition F/F
Publisher Random House
Place Published New York
Date Published 1949
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st edition/1st printing (stated), Random House, 1949. F/F. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Named in Pringle Science Fiction as one of 'The 100 Best Novels' and winner of the 1951 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Included in Locus Magazine's list of best All Time Science Fiction in 1987 and 1998 and a nominee to be entered into the Prometheus Hall of Fame. Fine, clean, straight and unread book with no soiling or handwriting in it other than the author's signature, and the binding and page edges are both in great condition. The binding is a medium blue cloth with a darker blue quarter panel for the spine with silver gilt lettering on the spine, with publisher's blue upper page edges. On the front end page there is small area of felt-more-than-seen surface rubbing (perhaps where an owner's bookplate was removed?). The original price intact dustjacket is also Fine - crisp, clean and unfaded with 1 very tiny flap fold edge nick. No tears, chips or fading. A rather utopian, post-apocalyptic future after the world is almost depopulated by a plague, where over 3 generations the survivors decide how much of modern civilization is relevant to the world they now inhabit. Still the most comprehensive viewpoint and best written approach to a post-apocalyptic world. Stephen King says this book was an inspiration for him in writing "The Stand." ; 8-1/4 x 5-5/8"; 373 pages; Signed by Author
Keyword(s) Science Fiction,Sci-fi,Post-apocalyptic fiction,Utopian,Evironmental,Population,Civilization
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,General Fiction 1sts,Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy 1sts
Price $4275.00