TAKEOFF. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. Octavo, boards. First edition. "A badly dated thriller about the building of the first Moon rocket: here, a scientist and a businessman conspire with various juveniles to carry out the mighty project in secrecy. Kornbluth's first solo novel, praised in its day." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. . Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-241. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy. (#89402).