TAKEOFF. New York: Pennant Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Pennant Books P15. "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. Hint of rubbing to cover edges, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#94443).
"Pennant Edition Published September 1953 / 1st Printing ....... March 1953" on copyright page.