Walling, William THE WORLD I LEFT BEHIND ME
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979). 0312890508 / 9780312890506 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, a whiff of mustiness, thus only near fine, in grey-black boards with silver spine lettering; in an age-toned, lightly edge-nicked, near fine dust jacket.
Roger Shore is perplexed when the strange "Mr. Smith" materializes in his laboratory with questions about the development of a faster-than-light vehicle--its goal, starflight to Alpha Centauri.