I spotted this little gem on Ebay a few days ago and being a bit of a fan of Arthur C. Clarke’s work decided to pick it up as it was going for only a couple of quid. It arrived yesterday in the post and what a dinky little thing it is too, measuring as it does 16cm by 10.5cm making it a good centimetre shorter than standard paperback size.
The covers are great too with their two-tone block colour scheme, rocketships and molecular graphics – very fifties! I liked it so much that I thought I would sneak in an extra post this week and share it with you dear readers, hope you like it too. Let me know what you think in the comments.
The Sands Of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke
This version was published in 1958 by Corgi Books
The cover artist is John Richards