THE PAST THROUGH TOMORROW: "FUTURE HISTORY" STORIES. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty stories and novel METHUSELAH'S CHILDREN, that comprise most of Heinlein's "future history" series. Collectively they "constitute the bulk of Heinlein's detailed forecast for the next two centuries. Other SF writers (Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, James Blish, H. Beam Piper, Cordwainer Smith) have undertaken future-building of this kind, but rarely with Heinlein's degree of verisimilitude. The only major omission is "Universe" (in ORPHANS OF THE SKY). All the other memorable tales are here." - Paul A. Carter. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket (the correct first printing jacket priced "$5.95" on front flap) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and two short closed tears, one at top edge of front panel, the other at top edge of rear panel. An attractive copy overall. (#141050).
No statement of printing. Code "051" on page 667.