The Dragon In The Sea Signed Frank Herbert Science Fiction Classic His 1st Book For Sale"The Dragon In The Sea", Early Book Club Edition, of Frank Herbert's first book, predating the Gutter Code, which begin use in 1958, and SIGNED by the legendary Frank Herbert. This dystopian epic by Herbert was first serialized in the pulps from 1955 to 1956, then reworked, and published by Doubleday in 1956. Set in a near-future earth, the West and the East have been at war for more than a decade, and resources are running thin. The West is stealing oil from the East with specialized nuclear submarines ("subtugs") that sneak into the underwater oil fields of the East to secretly pump out the oil and bring it back. Each manned by a crew of four, these submarines undertake the most hazardous, stressful mission conceivable, and of late, the missions have been failing, with the last twenty submarines simply disappearing. (form Wikipedia) Frank Herbert, is of course hugely talented science fiction author,who is best known for his novel "Dune" and its five sequels. This novel, like so many of Herbert's books including the Dune saga, also deals with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power. Herbert's masterpiece "Dune" itself is perhaps the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and the series is considered among the best in the genre. This signed book is in NEAR FINE condition with the top edge browned, and top front corners very slightly bumped, in a VERY GOOD PLUS dustwrapper with edge and corner wear, and a small (1/8 inch) 'u' shaped tear at the top spine. (PLEASE SEE IMAGES) We are professional book dealers with storefront since 1974, and any signed books we sell are absolutely GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC. Though this is a book club edition, books signed by Frank Herbert are not common, and are getting more and more difficult to find, and if you want to be able to afford any collectable at a decent price the trick is to purchase a little ahead of the curve. There is never a reserve on any of our sales; And if you have the time you may wish to view the other rare books (more Signed Science Fiction & Fantasy First Editions!) we are offering this week by clicking on "see other items" right under our name in blue at the top right of the page. SHIPPING - Priority mail shipping is $5.95 to any location in the US, International shipping will cost $23.95 for any Country that can receive International Priority Mail, if you are uncertain, or have any questions about shipping, please feel free to contact us. Some of our customers have expressed concern at our listed shipping method using a padded or priority flat rate envelope, while it is true the envelope itself does not afford much protection, if any, we always use some sort of inner box or hard-shell to protect the book. If this cannot be done, or if we feel the book is at risk to damage we will always upgrade to a box. I would also like to mention that someone recently contacted me to say that my books might 'do better' if I put them in mylar sleeves before photographing them. Before photographing, we take the dustwrappers OUT of the sleeves in order to give you the best idea of condition possible, but all books are put in sleeves before they ship. We are happy to combine shipping for Winners of multiple sales! We accept PayPal, and all major credit cards by phone, and your questions are welcomed as always.
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