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1 Lesser, Milton. Jacket design by Paul Calle. Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg. THE STAR SEEKERS. A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, 1953, first edition (stated). 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When man tackles the first really long journey - across twenty-six trillion miles of uncharted space - to the nearest star, it will take him two hundred years to complete the flight. Not until th e sixth generation nears maturity will the starship reach its destination. Around this fascinating theme, Milton Lesser has woven a tale of the first starship's final days of flight. He pictures the ship as a hollowed-out meteorite composed of f o u r concentric circles - a world in which civilization has deteriorated and superstition risen to a high pitch, making those within unaware of the fact that they are traveling through space or that their journey is destined to end. All Mikal kn ew w he n he embarked on the 'Journey of the Four Circles' was that every eighteen-year-old from Astrosphere, the outermost circle, must visit each of the other circles if he hoped to become an Engineer. But before he completed his trip, he uneart hed st art ling truths that threw the four circles into a state of chaos. Gradually Mikal discovered that unless the people of the four circles took immediate action the ship was doomed to crash. Mikal's desperate efforts to unite the four circle s in ord er t o save their world is a story of rising tension and clashing interests. Not only is this a tale of man's triumph over the barriers of space, but a fabulously exciting epic of civilization's victory over superstition and complacency. With subt le sa tire the author has written one of the most realistic and unforgettable stories ever to appear in the science fiction field." Light edge wear, a few very small light stains on fore-edge of text block, a few small and tiny light st ains o n page s 64 & 65, slight mark on copyright page, scattered color los on both outside hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has rubbing and a few tiny scuffs - mainly on front panel and spine, a few edg e tears archva lly taped, a few edge creases/wrinkling, light edge wear, scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to color on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 85.00 USD


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