Now and on Earth

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Now and on Earth
First edition
Author Jim Thompson
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Modern Age
Publication date
Media type Print

Now and On Earth is a 1942 novel by Jim Thompson. It was his first published novel.[1]


Set in San Diego during World War II, it is a semi-autobiographical description of the author's life working in an airplane manufacturing plant during the war years and the frustrations he endured there and in his personal life at the time. The main character is named James Dillon, a pen name under which Thompson had previously published short stories.


  1. ^ David Geffner (November–December 2009). "Soul of a Writer". Humanities.