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Space Cadet

By Heinlein, Robert a




Space Cadet is a 1948 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about Matt Dodson, who joins the Space Patrol to help preserve peace in the Solar System. The story translates the standard military academy story into outer space: a boy from Iowa goes to officer school, sees action and adventure, shoulders responsibilities far beyond his experience, and becomes a man. It was published as the second of the series of Heinlein juveniles.


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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1948 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Heinlein on the title page. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL blue cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $4,500.00


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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Previous owners bookplate along with his personal ink stamp to front free end paper, several scratches to rear cover, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with small (7mm) closed tear to upper left front panel at spine fold and touch of rubbing to spine ends, title lettering on spine panel shows a touch of age tanning. A very attractive copy. (11610). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. This is the first edition of the author’s second novel, a superior copy approaching near fine condition in a near fine dust jacket. The dark blue cloth binding, illustrated in light blue on the front cover and printed in light blue on the spine, is square, tight, and clean. Light wear is confined to the spine ends and corners, with just a hint of fraying at the spine ends. First printing is confirmed by the Scribner’s “A” on the copyright page. The contents remain respectably bright with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The page edges, including the untrimmed fore edge, are likewise clean apart from the slightest toning to the top edge. The illustrated dust jacket is a particularly bright example, clean, bright, and complete. The original $2.50 front flap price is intact, confirming the first printing status of the dust jacket. The yellow printed rocket illustration that wraps from the front cover to the spine shows no dulling or toning. Light wear is confined to the spine ends, rear hinge, and rear flap fold. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Space Cadet, published by Scribner's in 1948, is Heinlein's second novel in his “Juveniles” series spanning the late 1940s to late 1950s. The main character, Matt Dobson, joins the Space Patrol, charged with preserving peace in the Solar System. Through a series of adventures in the Asteroid Belt and on Venus, Dobson transitions from a boy into a man. The story was influenced by Heinlein's own experience at the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1920s (right down to the space cadets’ “oyster-white uniforms”). Today, tales of space adventures are part of the cultural mainstream. To put Heinlein’s work in the context, when he sought to publish his first novel, Rocket Ship Galileo (1947), featuring teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the moon, the book was allegedly initially rejected because going to the moon was “too far out”. Heinlein’s second novel helped bring space travel into radios, televisions, and comics, by inspiring the "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" media empire of the 1950s. Space Cadet also cemented the niche Heinlein would successfully occupy as an author of what we now call “young adult” science fiction. Heinlein’s so-called “Juveniles” ran to a dozen novels published before 1959, when Heinlein’s Starship Troopers created a literary line of demarcation for Heinlein, which saw him more infuse his work with more complex and controversial cultural, political, and philosophical perspectives. Intriguingly, Space Cadet and Starship Troopers share a kinship, both based on the premise of an elite force culled from humanity’s best entrusted with protecting human civilization. Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was one of the “Big Three” of American 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. When Space Cadet was published, another four decades of writing lay ahead of Heinlein, including the bulk of his work, and the accompanying recognition. Heinlein would go on to win the Hugo Award for best novel four times - for Double Star in 1956, Starship Troopers in 1959, Stranger in a Strange Land in 1961, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in 1966. Heinlein was lauded not just for individual stories, but also for weaving a coherent and often thought-provoking speculative future; 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. The title of this second novel by Heinlein would ultimately become a household word and entering the cultural lexicon, albeit evolving in meaning over time.

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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Former owners' juvenile bookplate, dated 1948, affixed to front free end paper, some fading of cloth along rear edge, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to flap folds and corner tips, head of spine panel has a light rubbing and a small nick, spine lettering is a little age tanned. A nice copy. (14066). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a little color retouch to upper spine left corner. (15730). Octavo, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Price: $1,750.00


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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. A fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to jacket folds, mild rubs to spine panel with some age darkening to title lettering of spine panel. (17064). Octavo, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Space Cadet

HEINLEIN, Robert A. (1907-1988), [GEARY, Clifford N., illustrator]

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[10]; 242; [2]. Publisher's dark blue cloth with titles in light blue to spine and spaceman on upper board. In the original pictorial dust-jacket. Some toning to endpapers, corners ever so slightly bumped and rubbed, dust-jacket chipped and rubbed to the head and tail of spine panel, and to the corners, shows very well. Very good.

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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition. Lower corners gently bumped, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the jacket folds and spine ends, minor loss at corner tips and a small rub spot to rear panel. (12724). Octavo, illustrated by Clifford N. Geary, cloth. Heinlein's second young adult SF novel. Influenced by the author's experience at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. Crisp, clean pages except for a few fingerprints at the endpapers and one small, brown spot on the title page. Front hinge slightly shaken, but binding otherwise square and secure. Full blue cloth cover shows a small inward turn at the bottom right front corner, a tap at the bottom front edge, some softening at the spine ends, some fading at the upper spine, and modest shelf rubbing at spine ends and corners. Dustjacket bears an open tear at the spine head extending down to affect part of one letter of the author's name, as well as surface scuffs and small creases at both spine ends and chipping with some short, open tears at the spine heel and corners; there are also lines of surface rubbing at the spine sides and foreedges, a short, pale streak at the middle front, and some toning along the spine, otherwise remarkably well-kept and attractive, now protected in a clear sleeve. 242pp. In addition to the original dustjacket, an as-new reproduction by Facsimile Dustjackets, LLC is included.. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Geary, Clifford N..

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Price: $275.00


Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1978-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $184.38


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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1987-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Tor Books. Hardcover. 0765314509 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Ace Books. PAPERBACK. 0450007375 New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Ace Books. PAPERBACK. 0450007375 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-02-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2003-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2008-07-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $121.33


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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Tor Books, 2005-11-29. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-05-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Robert A. Heinlein

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2006-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1978-02-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1971-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, 1978-09-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. 078625484X Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. 078625484X New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2005-02-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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SPACE CADET

Heinlein, Robert A.

Scribners, 1952. Book. Good. Hardcover. Reprint Ed.. Reprint ed. Good/Fair condition, moderate over all wear to book, dustjacket has strip missing from top edge of back cover, large chip out of top of spine and other smaller chips and tears. Front flap is price clipped. Bound in dark blue cloth with teal lettering and illustration on front board. Lettering on spine runs from bottom to top of spine..

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, 1987-10-12. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Early edition; dustjacket missing 4" strip on front flap, edges/corners chipped with tiny tears; cover lightly rubbed/sunned, corners/edges rubbed/lightly bumped; previous owner's dedication on half-title page; binding tight; dustjacket, cover, edges, and interior intact and very clean except where noted.. hardcover. Good/As Is. Illus. by Geary, Clifford N..

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345306317 New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345260724 New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345353110 New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Orb Books. PAPERBACK. 0765314517 New Condition. . New.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Scribner, 1948-06-01. Library Binding. Very Good/No Dust jacket. NOT an X-lib. 1948 on title page, early printing, but not a first. Occasional spots in margins, not affecting text. Blue cloth boards have 2 small white spots mid back panel and a squiggle lower front panel, still a well reserved book. Trust an experienced independent bookseller since 1988. Orders are shipped daily via USPS with delivery confirmation.

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Price: $58.00


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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Tor Books. Hardcover. 0765314509 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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Price: $55.21


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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

2006-05-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $50.79


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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Thorndike Press, 2003-07. Hardcover. Good.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345353110 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345306317 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Orb Books. PAPERBACK. 0765314517 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345260724 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1978-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $49.59


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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

1987-03-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $48.39


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Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Orb Books. PAPERBACK. 0765314517 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Price: $42.14


Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Price: $38.65


Space Cadet

Heinlein, Robert A.

Ace Books. PAPERBACK. 0450007375 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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Price: $33.86


Space Cadet - 77730

Roberta Heinlein-

Ace Books -, 1948. Gd. Condition - Classic Science Fiction - (SF10A). Soft Cover. Good.

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Space Cadet

Robert A. Heinlein

Full Cast Audio, 2012. Audio Book. Good. AudioCD. AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection polished for your satisfaction. You will receive a worthwhile set. We will clean the CDs for you for a smooth listening experience. You will be able to listen then share with a friend. Enjoy this reliable AUDIO CD performance..

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Price: $29.99