STARMAN JONES. Robert A. Heinlein.

STARMAN JONES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "An orphaned youth on an overcrowded future Earth longs to go into space. He manages to gain a berth aboard a starship which goes astray and winds up in an unknown region. Luckily, the hero's mathematical ability enables him to calculate the route home through hyperspace. A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 349. "Striking are the detailed, convincing pictures of spaceship operational procedures and the suspense whenever the ship must pass through an anomaly."- Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516. A fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with mild shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips and a tiny closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and some tanning of the lettering on the spine panel. (#127531).

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