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Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. It is the first published novel by a major, perhaps the most important, science fiction writer of postwar America. Heinlein began publishing SF in 1939 during the golden age of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. After World War II, he expanded the market for SF genre material, publishing his fiction in upscale magazines of the period (THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, BOY'S LIFE, and others). In 1947 he introduced a generation of postwar young readers to this literary genre with the first of a series of juvenile novels which were published as hardcover books by the renowned mainstream publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, and later by G. P. Putnam. Their circulation was wide and they could be found in the children's section of most public libraries of the day. This title is ". 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 (eds), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1994), pp. 554-7. "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." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-515. George Pal's 1950 film Destination Moon is loosely based on this novel. Heinlein co-authored the screenplay and served as a technical advisor to the production, along with German rocket expert Hermann Oberth. Destination Moon, the first of Pal's many SF films, "has great historical importance: its commercial success initiated the SF film boom of the 1950s, after a decade that had contained almost no SF cinema at all. It has interest in hindsight, too, in the partial accuracy with which it anticipated the actual Moon landing of 1969. To this day, Destination Moon stands as a film obvious made by people who knew about science ." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993), p. 324. A fine copy in nearly fine first state dust jacket ($2.00 price printed on front jacket flap) with touch of rubbing at edges, light wear at upper spine end and small abrasion on the front panel. (#127516). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : ROCKET SHIP GALILEO .
Éditeur : Charles Scribner's Sons .
Date d'édition : 1947
Description du livre Del Rey, 1977. État : Good. 1st THUS. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP13927457
Description du livre Ace, NY, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. État : Very Good+. [2nd printing, Apr. 1975] #73331. Cover art by Steele Savage. Edge and corner wear with a nick or two; tanning. N° de réf. du libraire LBA09
Description du livre Random House Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. État : Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. N° de réf. du libraire G0345260686I3N00
Description du livre Del Ray, 1978. Paperback. État : Good. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . N° de réf. du libraire mon0002392560
Description du livre Ace books, New York, NY. Mass Market Paperback. État : Near Fine. No Jacket. Cover art by Steele Savage (illustrateur). NF/none, used but looks like new, Interior clean no marks, binding tight. Slightest of shelf rubbing to cover, no chips or tears, corners square, no wrinkle lines on spine. Ace 73330. N° de réf. du libraire 013476
Description du livre Ace Books, NY, 1947. Mass Market Paperback. État : Fair. No Jacket. Mass mkt pb, 12mo, 187pp. Dog-ear crease to front wrap some soiling and stains. Fair. N° de réf. du libraire 0151887
Description du livre New York: Ballantine Books, 1974, 1974. red mark on cover else NF condition PB, SCIENCE FICTION, FC6. N° de réf. du libraire 001924
Description du livre Del Rey, 1985. Mass Market Paperback. État : Acceptable. Paperback. Sound & good copy, mild creasing, light to moderate shelf/reading wear. N° de réf. du libraire c708204
Description du livre Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. État : Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. N° de réf. du libraire G0345327438I3N00
Description du livre Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0345327438I5N00