Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

Inspired by the Robert A. Heinlein novel, Space Cadet, the novels were based on an early TV series, and had a very short life-span of only four years (1952-6), during which 8 volumes were published. The hero also appeared in a comic strip and in a series of radio plays through the late 1940s and 1950s.

Back in the early 1950s, space cadets were cool. In my day, the term referred more to kids who just didn’t seem to have a grip on reality. Funny how things change… But I bet all my friends who were into Science Fiction knew who Tom Corbett was, even if they were a generation beyond his publication date! Tom Corbett has always had a cult following.

The books are enjoyed a small revival when they were republished in 2016. Our two volumes on offer here, are the original editions (we’ll add others here as they come available). Suitable for readers aged 10-14, they make a great introduction to the genre!

Tom Corbett Space Cadet vol. 1: Stand by For Mars! VG blue tweed cloth over boards in VG DJ. DJ suffers several closed micro-tears and some minor chipping and softening at the corners (now in archival sleeve to prevent further damage). Cover shows some light wear at head and tail of spine and at corner tips. Pages clean and bright. Binding just a wee bit shaken- still pretty tight. ECB13026  $30.00

Tom Corbett Space Cadet vol. 2: Danger in Deep Space VG Blue tweed over boards in VG- DJ. DJ is edge-worn with several closed tears and associated creases. Cover edges lightly worn at head and tail of spine and corner tips. Pages clean and bright. Binding still pretty tight. ECB13025  $17.00


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