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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1959

£150.00

The 'outward urge' was a factor in the Troon inheritance. Successive generations of Troons, looking up at the stars, heard the siren voices that called them out into Space. And, as the frontiers of Space receded, there was usually one Troon, if not more, out there, helping to push them back.

The four exciting episodes related here deal with the parts they played in the building of the Space Station, the occupation of the Moon, the first landing on Mars, and the trouble about Venus.
John Wyndham, author of The Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes, stays strictly on the tram-lines of future possibility in this book, which he has written in collaboration with Lucas Parkes as technical adviser. In an age in which what goes up need not necessarily come down, the likely adventures of the Conquistadors of Space are every bit as exciting as any world menaced by triffids.

Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small tear to the front cover and some light wear to the top edge.


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John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Luca Beynon Harris was an English science fiction writer who also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Some of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes. His best known works include The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos, the latter filmed twice as Village of the Damned.

He died in 1969, aged 65, at his home in Petersfield. He was survived by his wife and his brother. Subsequently some of his unsold work was published and his earlier work was republished. His archive was acquired by Liverpool University.

On May 2015 an alley in Hampstead that appears in The Day of the Triffids was formally named Triffid Alley as a memorial to him.

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Lucas Parkes

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small tear to the front cover and some light wear to the top edge.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.