Islands of Space
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||John W. Campbell, Jr.|
|Cover artist||Ric Binkley|
|Series||Arcot, Morey and Wade|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|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.
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."
The novel concerns the adventures of a trio of heroes, Arcot, Morey and Wade.
- 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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