“There is nothing wrong with being scared… as long as you don’t let it affect you until the danger is over… The difference between a coward and a braveman is mostly a matter of timing.”
– Robert A Heinlein Job: A Comedy of Errors
Signed Limited First Edition. This is letter “L” of 26 lettered copies of the limited edition. Additionally there were 750 copies that were numbered. Signed on the limitation page. Full numberline. Bound in red publisher’s cloth with a small gilt insignia to the bottom corner of the front board, with gilt titling on spine. Includes matching slipcase.
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.