Cycle of Fire by Hal Clement 1st / 1st 1964


First UK edition and first print published by Gollancz in 1964. This is a near fine copy. The bright and complete Gollancz wrapper is very clean with only a couple of marks to the front panel. The wrapper has no chips or tears. The spine is a shade sunned. The book is square and sharp with no foxing or previous owner's ink. There is a mark to the top of the front board. Overall a lovely near fine copy. 


Stranded on an alien planet, light years from home, wandering from blistering heat to searing cold, Nils Kruger was not a happy man. So when he met another being - even though it wasn't human - things seemed to be looking up. The alien might be helpless, or it might be dangerous, but one thing was for sure - they stood a better chance for survival if they worked together. But as the two creatures overcame their mutual suspicion, as they worked together, as the language barrier was broken down, Nils came to a terrifying conclusion - this alien was more intelligent than a human. And to it, Nils was the alien...


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