BALLARD, J.G. Berkley Medallion F961.
Title: Burning World. Berkley Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing Corporation, New York, 1964,
Seller ID: 111507
BALLARD, J.G. The Burning World. (New York): A Berkley Medallion Book published by Berkley Publishing Corporation, (August 1964). First thus printing.Pp. (6),7-160. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers with black lettering to front, black lettering to white spine, all edges stained red. Mass market paperback. Berkley Medallion F961. "'The drought' everyone called it, as dayafter day after day went by with no rain. All over the world it was still 'the drought,' though rivers had turned to trickles, and the trickles to mud as the earth dried, cracked open, and crumbled into dust. Dust that was at first ankle-deep, then calf-deep, then knee-deep... Most of the world's population streamed oceanwards, choking the highways by the millions as theyall sought the same thing: the last of the water. And the sun beat down re morselessly on a world no longer capable of sustaining life..." - from the rear cover. A very good, tidy copy. 15.00