Friday. Robert A. Heinlein.
Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday

Friday

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nominated for both Hugo and Nebula Awards, Friday is the story of an "AP" or Artificial Person, a forceful female protagonist who is both more and greater than human in a politically and technologically disquieting future. This first edition, first printing is near fine plus in a fine dust jacket. The binding is square and tight with sharp corners and no appreciable wear. We note only minor toning at the edges of the paper-covered boards, not affecting the deep red cloth spine. The contents are crisp and bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The book feels unread. The dust jacket is bright, clean, and complete, retaining the original "$14.95" front flap price and showing no reportable wear. The jacket is protected beneath a removable, clear, archival cover.

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was one of the “Big Three” mid-twentieth century “Golden Age” science fiction writers, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer with a career spanning half a century, Heinlein published more than 30 novels, along with numerous short stories and collections. He was already an established and successful author in the genre when he won his first Hugo Award for Double Star in 1956. He would be recognized thus three more times – for Starship Troopers in 1960, for Stranger in a Strange Land in 1961, and for The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in 1966.

Noticeable in his early writing but particularly prevalent after Starship Troopers, Heinlein used his novels to provoke thought and limn his own perspectives about the role, limitations, and confining structures of society, the obligations of citizenship, and the prerogatives of freedom. Heinlein was lauded not just for individual stories, but also for weaving coherent speculative futures with themes and characters that spanned swathes of his writing over decades. Heinlein’s “Future History” series was nominated for a Best All-Time Series Hugo Award in a very strong field in 1966, losing (along with fellow nominee The Lord of the Rings) to Asimov’s Foundation series. Fittingly, Heinlein’s name accompanies his imagination into space; an asteroid and a crater on Mars are named after him. Item #006162

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