DOUBLE STAR. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Heinlein on the title page. When the real man is kidnapped, a good-for-nothing actor impersonates the leader of the one of the solar system's political parties. Gradually he grows into role, gaining in moral stature as he does so. The background of Mars and other planets is well described." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 105. "Heinlein's lifelong concern for citizen involvement in politics, shorn of his usual meritocratic elitism, is shown to good advantage." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-508. "Heinlein's most enjoyable novel ..." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, p. 267. Winner of the 1956 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-508. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 587-90. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips. A nice copy overall. This book is rarely found inscribed or signed by Heinlein. (#140132).
First edition so stated on copyright page.