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EIGHT KEYS TO EDEN by Mark Clifton - NAKED SCI-FI STORY

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-----EIGHT KEYS TO EDEN by Mark Clifton. Mark Clifton was born in 1906. He had a career as an industrial psychologist. Clifton retired in the early 1950s and set out to become a famous writer of Science Fiction. He made a flying start. With co-author Frank Rylovich, he picked up a Hugo in 1955 for the novel 'They'd Rather Be Right' and it was thought that he would go on to great heights. It was never to be. Clifton's writing output was rather limited. When he died, relatively young in 1963, he'd managed three novels and twenty or so short stories. Some were collaborations with other writers and it may be the case that poor general health didn't allow him to produce more. 'Eight Keys To Eden' which appeared in 1960 was all his own work. Earth has many colonies in the galaxy, organised in a rigidly controlled network which requires them to be in contact with the central bureaucracy, a stratified unimaginative entity populated by buffoons and rendered paralysed by excessive demarcation. The boffin Extrapolators are an elite and revered class of their own and it's their job to sort out any problems which appear. The problem comes when the colony at Eden fails to respond. Much ado is spent on useless speculation until they decide to send a ship and an Extrapolator to investigate. Another ship to investigate the investigators is also dispatched. Eden is a nice place with a warm climate and an abundant free supply of food - a paradise garden. When the first investigating ship arrives, they find the colonists without any clothes. Unfortunately, it's not long before the ship and any other trace of technology disappears, too. Soon they are all left naked. The descent of man goes even further in that the attempts to make fire are thwarted by an unknown force and even mathematics scribbled in sand soon gets erased. What is this mysterious menace which has robbed man of his civilisation, leaving him to run about naked in the trees? Someone decides to investigate by making a journey to the top of a crystal mountain. It seems that another race, one which has left its physical form behind, is in control of everything. The entire destiny of humans now comes under scrutiny. This is a fabulous story! You are bidding on the only stated Ballantine Edition from 1960. Other than a small back cover bottom corner crease, the book is in positively minty-mint condition---as if untouched by human hands. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions
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