“Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong – but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Double Star
First edition. A Hugo Award winning novel. Very scarce. Housed in a cloth tray case with leather lettering piece on spine. Pictorial dustjacket with art by Mel Hunter in protective mylar.
As one of the first sci-fi authors to break into the mainstream by his publications in popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s, Robert A. Heinlein was instrumental in establishing science fiction as a significant genre and not just a passing subcultural fad. Along with sci-fi legends Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clark, Robert A. Heinlein was considered one of the “Big Three” of science fiction authors. Both during his lifetime and posthumously, Heinlein was the recipient of a wide variety of accolades. In 1975, he was awarded the inaugural title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Additionally, he received Hugo Awards for four of his novels, as well as Retro Hugo Awards for five of his works that were published before the Hugo Awards began. Heinlein’s influence was expansive which is evident in 1980 when the Reagan Administration asked him to join the Citizens Advisory Council on National Space Policy, whose members included the likes of Buzz Aldrin and a multitude of aerospace leaders. Heinlein was a prolific author who published 32 novels, 59 short stories, and 16 collections in his lifetime.