"WE ARE HEADING UP THAT GLORY ROAD… GOT ANY DRAGONS YOU NEED KILLED?" FIRST EDITION OF HEINLEIN'S GLORY ROAD
HEINLEIN, Robert. Glory Road. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1963). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition of Heinlein's Glory Road, a classic work that "reveals the author at the top of his form," a splendid copy in the original dust jacket.
"Heinlein was the dominant writer of American science fiction in the 20th century" (Sanders, Preface, Heritage of Heinlein, 11). The first to be honored as Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, "Heinlein was the doyen of American science fiction writers, particularly noted for his hard-headed, not to say hard-nosed, depiction of near-future technological developments." Glory Road, in particular, "reveals the author near the top of his form" (Pringle, Modern Fantasy: Hundred Best Novels 27). It is "both a 'classic' and an anomaly in Heinlein's canon… a superb parable, in which the higher workings that control man's destiny are deftly exposed to view" (Slusser, Classic Years, 60). First printing, with no statement of editions or printings on copyright page. First issue dust jacket with $3.95 on front flap. Serialized in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July-September 1963). Currey, 191. Barron, Fantasy Literature 4A-135. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-200.
Book fine; trace of edge-wear to colorful about-fine dust jacket.