Now and on Earth

Now and On Earth is a 1942 novel by Jim Thompson. It was his first published novel.[1]

Now and on Earth
First edition
AuthorJim Thompson
CountryUnited States
PublisherModern Age
Publication date
Media typePrint


Set in San Diego during World War II, it is a semi-autobiographical novel of the author's life working in an airplane manufacturing plant during the war years and the frustrations he endured there and in his personal life at the time. The main character is named James Dillon, a pen name under which Thompson had previously published short stories.


  1. Geffner, David (November–December 2009). "Soul of a Writer". Humanities.

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