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. A review copy with publisher's promotional letter and review slip laid in. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (the correct first printing jacket priced "$5.95" on front flap) with touch of wear along top and bottom edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, mild spotting to edges of rear flap and some light dust soiling to rear panel. Uncommon in such nice condition. (#157545).
No statement of printing. Code "051" on page 667.