"I'VE ADJUSTED TO STRANGER THINGS": FIRST EDITION OF HEINLEIN'S TIME FOR THE STARS, 1956
HEINLEIN, Robert A. Time for the Stars. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2100.
First edition, first printing, of Heinlein's tenth juvenile novel, in original dust jacket.
"Time for the Stars is a space exploration story, the Long Range Foundation is financing exploration by torchships capable of traveling at a good percentage of the speed of light, thus bringing relativistic time effects into play. The twist is that each ship carries one of a pair of telepathically linked individuals, the other telepath stays behind on Earth… Time for the Stars, like the rest of Heinlein's juveniles, has remained in print all these years since their first publication in the 50s. That… is evidence that these stories continue to engage readers young and old" (Greg L. Johnson). "An engrossing yarn… The plot twists will take you by surprise and the characterizations delight you" (Galaxy).