Rocket Ship Galileo [Dedication Copy]
by Heinlein, Robert A
- very good
- Very Good/Near Fine
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Bound in publisher's original black cloth stamped in green. Very Good with light wear and light soiling to cloth, spine ends and corners lightly worn, bumping to corners throughout, toning to endsheets with a small check mark to the top of the front free endpaper, pages tanned and with sporadic imperfections mostly affecting the margins at the fore edge. In a Near Fine supplied first state dust jacket priced at $2.00 with light edge wear and two tape reinforcements made to the verso.
An immensely important work of science fiction and milestone in the genre. It was the first in the Heinlein juveniles, a long and successful series of science fiction novels published by Scribner's, and introduced a new generation of post-war young readers to the genre of science fiction
Anatomy of Wonder calls this "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest." It was "the first U.S. juvenile SF novel to reflect the new levels of characterization, style and scientific plausibility now expected in the field. It was the first in a series that represents the most important contribution any single writer has made to children's SF." - Clute and Nicholls, The Science Fiction Encyclopedia.
Rocket Ship Galileo is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1947, about three teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the Moon. It was the first in the Heinlein juveniles, a long and successful series of science fiction novels published by Scribner's. The novel was originally envisioned as the first of a series of books called "Young Rocket Engineers".
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- Rocket Ship Galileo [Dedication Copy]
- Heinlein, Robert A
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- Used - Very Good
- Jacket Condition
- Near Fine
- Quantity Available
- First Edition
- Charles Scribner's Sons
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date Published
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