STATED FIRST EDITION. Prerelease copy. Quarter dark blue cloth with green boards with gilt lettering on spine. This book comes with a letter from the Shasta Publishers telling of the "Immediate Release" of this book and that one should review this book saying that "Heinlein is a master." This book is in EXCELLENT condition. The dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition with small chips at the head of the spine with very light edgewear. "The Green Hills of Earth" is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein. One of his Future History stories, it originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post (February 8, 1947) and was collected in The Green Hills of Earth (and subsequently The Past Through Tomorrow). This is the poignant story of "Noisy" Rhysling, the blind space-going songwriter whose poetic skills rival Rudyard Kipling's. Heinlein (himself a retired naval officer) spins a yarn about a radation-blinded spaceship engineer criscrossing the solar system writing and singing some of the best lyrics in science fiction. In a fine display of writing skill, the spaceship and crew feel as real to the reader as a contemporary tramp steamer. Henilein credited the title of the song to the short story "Shambleau" by C. L. Moore (first published in 1933). In the story Moore's character, a spacefaring smuggler named Northwest Smith hums the tune of "The Green Hills of Earth". The story was adapted for the Dimension X radio series (episode 10). It also appeared on X Minus One and CBS Radio Workshop. The song "The Green Hills of Earth" which appears in the story was also used in the British radio series, Journey into Space. The television series Out There (1950s) had a version of the story. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Green Hills of Earth (First Edition)
Publisher: Shasta Publishers
Publication Date: 1951
Binding: Quarter Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1954. Condition: Fine. First British Edition.. First Edition. Original green cloth, no markings, no writing, fine. Printed endpapers. One of Heinlein's most memorable endeavors. Seller Inventory # 010361