New York; (1966): G.P. Putnam's Sons. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028311
383 pages, $5.95 not-price clipped. One of the top 25 science fiction works of all time along with his Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein's libertarian ideas anticipated a nightmare future where computers could develop self-awareness. This was two years before Arthur C. Clarke's 2001. Bound in rust cloth stamped in gilt with Heinlein's initials, spine lettering black, with initials in black near foot SF over H, tape ghost to upper and lower edges of both boards. On front pastedown is stamped Property of James Library, discard, stain ti margins of title page and frontispiece book listings, else a very good copy in unclipped dust jacket without tears just a few spots of rubbing, faint stamp to foot and a few light traces of tape or sticker removal from rear endpapers, 10-66 SF in red ink to title page and a bit of scattered foxing to top edge, spine creased a bit.