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Universe

By Robert Heinlein

1951 - New York - Dell

6.5" by 4"; 64pp


 

DETAILS

The first edition of this short work by Robert Heinlein.

In original paper wraps with the Dell Book price of 10 cents to the top left corner and advertisements of other works in the 'Dell 10c Books' series to the rear wrap.

With publisher's advertisements to the final leaf.

Robert Heinlein was an incredibly popular American science fiction writer. He was often named as the 'dean of science fiction writers' and was incredibly influential and controversial at his time of writing, which is often coined as the 'Golden Age' of science fiction. He was most noted for his ability to write successful short stories in the genre and won Hugo Awards for four of his novels.

Universe is a short story which centres around a character Hugh Hoyland who lives on a spaceship as big as a city which is able to house and maintain the lives of thousands of humans on their journey to the closest star to earth, Proxima Centaurus. The trip began in 2119 and was to take sixty years. Rebellion broke out and those with the knowledge of running the ship died, allowing he ship to drift aimlessly in space. Years passed and to those still on board their universe is the ship. Hugh Hoyland learns the truth that there is more to life on the ship and the story follows his discovery. This work interestingly deals with the concept of the 'universe' and how humans relate to the world around them.

CONDITION

In original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, very smart with a small amount of rubbing to the spine and some very minor rubbing to the extremities. Front wrap has some small crease lines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned due to the paper type. Small tide mark to the top outer corner of all pages from damp staining, most visible to the first few pages and does not affect text. Otherwise, clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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