Islands of Space

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Islands of Space
Islands of space.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author John W. Campbell, Jr.
Cover artist Ric Binkley
Country United States
Language English
Series Arcot, Morey and Wade
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 224 pp
OCLC 3613703
Preceded by The Black Star Passes
Followed by Invaders from the Infinite

Islands of Space is a science fiction novel by author John W. Campbell, Jr.. It was first published in book form in 1957 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 1,417 copies. The novel originally appeared in the magazine Amazing Stories Quarterly; the text was "extensively edited" for book publication, with Campbell's approval, by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach.[1]

E. F. Bleiler described the original text as "Greatly overloaded with unnecessary (although at times ingenious) exposition, hence almost unreadable; weak novelistically; and cliched in its action plot."[1]

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns the adventures of a trio of heroes, Arcot, Morey and Wade.


  1. ^ a b Everett F. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years, Kent State University Press, 1998, p.52-54
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 240. 
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. pp. 87–88. ISBN 0-911682-20-1. 

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