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Space Captives of the Golden Men Hardcover – 1953
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This is the First American Edition of the first science fiction novel written by Mary Osborne Elwyn Patchett, published in the UK as "Kidnappers of Space". It is a juvenile science fiction novel of the Steel brothers who are kidnapped by Martians. From dust jacket flap: Mary O E Patchett was one of the first members of the British Interplanetary Society, this rocket lore, interplanetarys flavor and astronautical information are as accurate as present knowledge allows. Here is a space story to enjoy for sound science and rugged adventure and its glimpse into the immediate future, which may very well be YOUR future.....
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It was a library book that had a profound effect on me and was one of a handful of books that started me on a lifelong love of Science Fiction. I still remember various elements of the plot, like the tunnels, Moyn (sp?) Door, and Wormisaur.
I had not remembered the title or author, but was able to google and find it mentioned in a groups' discussion thread.
The hardbound copy is for sale at Marketplace for almost $500!! Gosh, I wish I'd invested my allowance in a copy. LOL!
I'd love to get a copy of this for my nephew to read but that amount of money would go into a bond for college first.
Too bad they don't re-issue it and perhaps other Mary Patchett books.
Update, May 2010: Guess you can't go home again. Received this book via an interlibrary loan. Just could not get into reading the whole thing again, was fairly bored. Returned it right away so a younger reader could discover it.