Starman Jones

By: Heinlein, Robert A.

Price: $175.00

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First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, jacket price clipped with ink $2.75 stamp on top of flap. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305, [3] pp. 8vo. The stars were closed to Max Jones. To get into space you either needed connections, a membership in the Guild, or a whole lot more money than Max, the son of a widowed, poor mother, was every going to have. What Max does have going for him are his uncle’s prized astrogation manuals—book on star navigation that Max literally commits to memory word for word, equation for equation. When Max’s mother decides to remarry a bullying oaf, Max takes to the road, only to discover that his uncle Chet’s manuals, and Max’s near complete memorization of them, is a ticket to the stars. But serving on a spaceship is no easy task. Duty is everything, and a mistake can mean you and all aboard are lost forever. Max loves every minute of his new life, and he steadily grows in the trust of his superior officers, and seems to be on course for a command track position. But then disaster strikes, and it’s going to take every trick Max ever learned from his tough life and his uncle’s manuals to save himself and the ship from a doom beyond extinction itself.

Title: Starman Jones

Author: Heinlein, Robert A.

Illustrator: Geary, Clifford N.

Categories: Modern First Editions, Hugo Winners,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1953

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2274867

Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION SCI FI SF,