Book almost fine with strong gilt letters-no rubbing or wear. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear. First printing with priced dust jacket. The story of one of the worlds richest and most powerful men, Johann Sebastian Bach Smith, who is on the verge of death and whose only hope is in finding a new body in which to live, and upon surviving the radical surgical procedures involved, finds himself faced with enormous ethical and philosophical dilemmas. In a dark, polluted America of the 21st century the fabulously rich 94-year old hero has his brain transplanted into the body of his beautiful young secretary. Something goes awry (both with the experiment and with the novel, for the girl¿s personality remains alive in the body, and interminable dialogue ensue.¿ Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990), 157. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delivers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction. Written at the dawn of the 1970s, this novel is the brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant.
As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith was immensely rich -- and very old. Though his mind was still keen, his body was worn out. His solution was to have surgeons transplant his brain into a new body. The operation was a great success -- but the patient was no longer Johann Sebastian Bach Smith. He was now fused with the very vocal personality of his gorgeous, recently deceased secretary, Eunice -- with mind-blowing results! Together they must learn to share control of her body.
About the Author: Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.
He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.
Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.
Title: I Will Fear No Evil
Publication Date: 1970
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Design by Paul Bacon Studio. Photo on rear panel by Lenox Photography. (illustrator). 8 vo, 401 pp. Navy blue cloth with gilt (author on cover, author title and publisher on spine). First Edition, with no statement of impression on verso. $6.95 price intact on front flap, and 7011 is printed bottom left of front flap. Interior clean, no names or marks, lightly read. Jacket is chipped around spine ends, four inch tear on back cover taped and half inch tear at top right corner of front cover with three creases parallel to top edge. Colors bright. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1606905