Aldrin, Buzz, and John Barnes, Encounter with Tiber. New York: Warner Books, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Signed and Inscribed by Aldrin, Presented in Original Dust Jacket and hardcover blue boards with silver embossed titles to spine. Octavo.
Presented is the first edition, first printing of Buzz Aldrin's Encounter with Tiber, which we wrote in conjunction with John Barnes. The first edition book was published out of New York in 1996 and includes Buzz Aldrin's signature and inscription on the title page. The inscription reads, "To Glenn, Buzz Aldrin." The book includes color photographs throughout.
Encounter with Tiber is a 1996 science fiction novel written by former Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin and established author John Barnes. The fictitious plot begins by describing evidence of an intelligent alien species who visited the Earth. The novel unveils that an encyclopedia was left behind by the aliens with the collected knowledge of their culture. The story is told from the point of view of a human historian on a star ship on the way to the alien's home. The book places the reader in the point of view of the astronaut, in this case on his way to an alien star, with intense and vivid details. Aldrin's personal experiences in space are fabricated and transformed to produce an exhilarating and intriguing work of fiction. The authors' lively storytelling engages readers as it conveys the wonder and promise of space.
Very good condition. Original dust jacket, in good condition with light bumping to spine corners. Original blue hardcover boards with silver embossed titles to spine, as published. Inscription and signature on full title page, in blue ink, very legible and clear. Paper is healthy and without marks or notations.
Dimensions: 9 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D