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1 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land
New York Putnam's 1991 Limited Edition Full-Leather 
[1991]. In Near Fine condition. Bound in full red leather. All panels are lushly and decoratively stamped in gilt. Quarto. Page-edges gilt. Sewn-in red silk bookmark. Salmon colored silk moire endpapers. 491pps., with a Preface by the author's wife regarding this new/old expanded edition (Heinlein's original edition). The gilt on the spine-panel is dulled due to handling and there are touches of rubbing and scratching to the gilt of the page-edges, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. Printed for the Science Fiction Book Club in a special limited edition. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of this high spot of Science Fiction literature. This classic was the winner of the 1962 Hugo Award.

"Not since the publication of Philip Wylie's 'Generation of Vipers' has there been a book quite so so deliberately designed to make us uncomfortable about nearly everything we take for granted. In this entertaining and often shocking novel, however, Mr. Heinlein uses fictional characters in fictional situations to attack all explanations of the universe offered on faith, to undermine the idea of sexual relations founded on jealousy, and to annoy the materialists and the politicians. Although certain of the techniques of science fiction are used, 'Stranger in a Strange Land' might be classed as a philosophical fantasy, or as an entertainment, or, perhaps, as Cabellesque satire. A completely freewheeling look at contemporary culture from the nonhuman viewpoint of someone from another culture, it is unlike anything that has ever been done before. It is deliberately annoying, and often very funny. It runs down the sacred cows and slaughters them hilariously. Although he knew it was an impossible objective, Mr. Heinlein's purpose in writing this novel was to examine every major axiom of Western culture, to question each axiom, throw doubt on it -- and, if possible -- to make the antithesis of each axiom appear a possible and perhaps desirable thing -- rather than unthinkable."


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Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Heinlein, Robert A. The Green Hills of Earth
Chicago Shasta 1951 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Green boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt, still brilliant. Octavo. 'Outline of Future History' endpapers. 256pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild bumping to the tips and slight crimping to the upper corners of pages. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings; the text and the boards are immaculate. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light wear to the tips and the spine-ends; the white rear panel is mildly rubbed and toned. The original price is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of this science-fiction classic. With an introduction by Mark Reinsberg. ".'The Green Hills of Earth' is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction. This collection includes 'Delilah and the Space-Rigger,' 'Space-Jockey,' 'The Long Watch,' 'Gentlemen Be Seated,' 'The Black Pits of Luna,' 'It's Great to Be Back,' 'We Also Walk Dogs,' 'Ordeal in Space,' 'The Green Hills of Earth' and 'Logic of Empire.' Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 470.00 USD
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