The Marathon Photograph
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by Clifford D Simak
vintage edition published by Methuen, 1987
LIMITED TO ONE COPY ONLY, CONDITION 6/10
When Neville Piper finds a 4-inch cube at the side of a dead man, events take a curious turn for both him and his companion Andrew Thorton. On closer examination the cube reveals itself to be a complex photograph of an ancient battle scene — the Battle of Marathon frozen in a thousandth of a second. As Neville Piper sets out to discover more about the photograph, Andrew Thornton becomes distracted by the myths and legends of the hills, and so stumbles across the time-travellers from the future of a blasted Earth, capable of travelling to the stars, who are nonetheless scavenging amid their past. For there is knowledge to be found, the knowledge of some vanished race from far across the galaxy, which has broadcast it as a last service before its extinction.
- paperback: 171 pages
- product dimensions: 105 x 180 mm