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Imperial Earth. 1975 Imperial Earth
by Arthur C. Clarke
First Edition 1975
ISBN 0575020113
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Bruce Pennington
288 pages
Price: £3.50

Imperial Earth, a novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

The 43-chapter Americian editions published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Del Rey/Ballantine include an additional 10,000 words not included in the 38-chapter British editions published by Gollancz and Pan Books.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1975 printing of the Pan Books paperback edition, ISBN 0330250043. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover

'at the height of his powers'
New York Times


Colonists from the entire solar system converge on the mother planet for the 2276 celebrations.

Duncan Makenzie, scientist-administrator from the underground colony of Titan, one of the outer moons of Saturn, has a delicate mission to perform - for his planet, his family and himself . . .

'Crammed with fascinating gimmicks; polyominoes, asymptotic drives, joy machines, gold reefs, very long radio waves, free fall sex and much else. Each novelty is utterly plausible, as if its introduction into our lives were absolutely inevitable. The administering of these minute fixes of cultural shock is an essential part of SF, and no one does it better than Arthur Clarke’
Times Literary Supplement

‘A polished gem . . . a winner’
Daily Mirror

Also available by Arthur C. Clarke in Pan Books
Winner of The Hugo Award and The Nebula Award

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