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Tunnel In the Sky

By Heinlein, Robert a




Tunnel in the Sky is a science fiction book written by Robert A. Heinlein and published in 1955 by Scribner's as one of the Heinlein juveniles. The story describes a group of students sent on a survival test to an uninhabited planet. The themes of the work include the difficulties of growing up and the nature of man as a social animal.


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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1955 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Heinlein on the preliminary leaf. 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 brown cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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TUNNEL IN THE SKY

Heinlein, Robert A.

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1955]. First edition. A fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (printed price of $2.50 on front flap) with a very slight rubbing to corner tips and spine ends. A sharp copy. (17071). Octavo, illustrations by P.A. Hutchison (jacket and title page), cloth. "A provocative book, especially in its portrait of adults who fail to discern the maturity of young people." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-65.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. This is the first edition of the author’s early novel about an overpopulated future Earth where faster-than-light gates to other planets are allowing extra-solar colonization – and requiring a new breed of intrepid and resourceful pioneer. The first edition was bound in tan cloth, illustrated on both the spine and front cover, with decorative endpapers featuring a dark blue and white star scape and an illustrated tan dust jacket printed white, brown, and blue. We conservatively grade this copy as near fine plus in a near fine dust jacket. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. We note only the slightest wear to the lower corners and spine ends. First edition is confirmed by the Scribner’s “A” on the copyright page. The contents remain bright with no spotting and only the slightest age-toning to the otherwise immaculate page edges. We find the same previous owner name inked on both the front pastedown and the final free endpaper recto, as well as a tiny bookseller sticker “Weinstock Lubin & Co.” affixed to the lower rear pastedown. The dust jacket is clean, bright, and complete, with the correct first printing “$2.50” price intact on the front flap. Light wear is almost entirely confined to the spine ends and flap folds. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. In Tunnel in the Sky, Rod Walker, a student with aspirations of a career in colonization, is taking Advanced Survival. His final exam involves being sent to an unfamiliar planet and surviving for somewhere between two and ten days. But something goes wrong and Rod is left for dead, awaking only after the tenth day has passed, which makes him realize that he's been stranded and this is no longer just a test. So Rod bands together with other students to form a community and survive. Beginning with his first published book, Rocket Ship Galileo (1947), Heinlein would spend his early career exploiting what we would now call the “young adult” market in science fiction. Heinlein’s so-called “Juveniles” ran to a dozen novels published before 1959, when Heinlein’s Starship Troopers was a literary crossroads for Heinlein, which saw him infuse his subsequent work with more complex and controversial cultural, political, and philosophical perspectives. However, not all of Heinlein’s “Juveniles” were quite so juvenile, and the line of demarcation between Heinlein’s more and less serious works is not as clear. Interestingly, Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky was published one year after Lord of the Flies and shares a thematic underpinning with Golding's work, but both draws and comes to very different conclusions. As such, it could be said to fall on the less juvenile spectrum of Heinlein’s early works, and presage some of the more serious Heinlein themes to follow. 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 Tunnel in the Sky was published, more than three 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. Fittingly, Heinlein’s name accompanies his imagination into space; an asteroid and a crater on Mars are named after him.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, 2003-11-04. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. Pages crisp and clean except for light foxing around the block edges and mild toning in the margins; binding square and secure, full brown cloth cover turned in slightly at the top left rear corner, modestly softened and faded at the spine ends and gently shelfworn at corners and spine ends, otherwise excellent.Dustjacket shows a short closed tear at the top rear and another at the top left front, some fingerprinting and surface chipping along the foreedges and spine shoulders, light wrinkling and creasing at the top edges, a few tiny nicks and light foxing on the back and around the interior flaps, and a bit of chipping at corners and spine ends, otherwise crisp, attractive, not price clipped, now protected in a clear sleeve. 273pp. with illustrated endpapers. First printing with "A" on the copyright page.. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A Heinlein

E-40: Scribner. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1955. 273 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has shelf-wear, rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremities (crown of the DJ lightly chipped and worn). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. The story of a group of students who are dropped on a foreign planet in order to test their survival skills. When the rescue ship doesn't arrive, they must create a new society and learn to adapt to their new life in the wild… but are their greatest troubles from beasts or fellow man? E-40; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, 1985-10-12. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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TUNNEL IN THE SKY

Heinlein, Robert A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 273 pages; VG/VG; purple/brownish-pink spine, purple/white text; dust jacket has protective mylar cover, price uncut '$2.50'; some rubbing, chipping at spine head and tail and in corners, small closed tears at spine head and tail; LP Consignment; shelved case 8. Full-priced Rockville.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A Heinlein

E-05: Scribner. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1955. 273 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has shelf-wear present (several closed tears present with tape repair present to the reverse). Bound in half cloth boards with gilt titles present. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. The story of a group of students who are dropped on a foreign planet in order to test their survival skills. When the rescue ship doesn't arrive, they must create a new society and learn to adapt to their new life in the wild… but are their greatest troubles from beasts or fellow man? E-05; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2005-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1987-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-04-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-04-07. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1977-06-06. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A Heinlein

2008-05-02. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-02-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2015-02-04. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2003-02-03. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1985-08-02. 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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Tunnel in the Sky (Vintage Ace SF, 82660)

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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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345332121 Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1978-06-06. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Pocket Books. PAPERBACK. 1416505512 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

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

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TUNNEL IN THE SKY

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

CHARRING CROSS ROAD, LONDON: THE CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUB, 1965. Science Fiction novel. Children's Book club edition, published by arrangement with Victor Gollancz. Wear on dust jacket edges/small pieces missing on the top edges on and near the DJ spine. The bulk of the DJ survives in good order. DJ has not been price clipped. Age staining/foxing on inside of DJ, particularly on the top part. Foxing on the side edges of the book's pages and on the endpapers. Bookplate on the front free endpaper(with previous owner's name). Green boards. Slight wear and bending on board turning points. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. Scanned images of this book are available upon request.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

2005-06-05. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1987-05-04. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

1981-06-02. 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Ray. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345260651 New Condition. . New.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Pocket Books. PAPERBACK. 1416505512 New Condition. . New.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345301056 New Condition. . New.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. PAPERBACK. 0345466233 New Condition. . New.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345353730 New Condition. . New.

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Tunnel In The Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

1988. Hardcover. As New/As New. Charles Scribner's Sons, Pub., NY, 1988; jacket illustration by Jon Weiman; AS NEW condition with an AS NEW dust jacket; Robert A. Heinlein, Literature

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Pocket Books. PAPERBACK. 1416505512 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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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

London : Gollancz SF, 1966. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First UK edition second printing same month as first printing. A solid Ex-Library hardback book is good considering the provenance, with lean. Has been rebound for library use, top edge of the block and the jacket have been cropped. The jacket has been laminated to the boards with loss of flaps. The boards have some softening to the corners. Text block has toning and a few feint spots to the edges. The FEP has the remnants of the lending sheet, and offset toning. The half title page, the title page are clean and unmarked. The copyright page has the library stamp. The dedication page has a thumb nail sized loss to top edge. The spine has a heavy bump near the foot. Nice sharp spine ends. Graded as good due to ex-library rebound status. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A solid ex-library example of this collectible and increasingly scarce 1966 printing Gollancz SF title.

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TUNNEL IN THE SKY

Heinlein, Robert A.

Scribners I Printing 1971. Very Good/Very Good. 1955. Hardcover. 0684124025 Very Good in Very Good dj, ex-library; the dj image shown is not from us but from the site, and has nothing to do with the actual book .

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Ray. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345260651 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345353730 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. PAPERBACK. 0345466233 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Pocket Books. PAPERBACK. 1416505512 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345301056 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

London: The Children's Book Club Ltd, 1965. A strikingly illustrated jacket makes this an attractive early edition of this Heinlein work written for all ages. Clean, bright and unclipped. In a Brodart jacket cover.. First CBC Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Octavo.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, October 1987. Mass Market Paperback Mass Market Paperback. Good. Light edge and cover wear. Lightly tanning pages. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. 100% guaranteed. 111518

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

New York: Del Ray, 1977. First printing. Mass market paperback. 8vo. 214 pp. Book condition: Very Good. Slight wear to wraps.. Paperback. Near Fine.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A. Heinlein

Del Rey, October 1987. Paperback. Very Good - Cash. Minor rubbing and edge wear to cover, with light reader wear to pages. Still great condition. There is a little tear on the top front corner of the cover. Stock photos may not look exactly like the book.

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Tunnel in the Sky

HEINLEIN, Robert A.

New York: Ace, 1955. Very Good. Very good in wrappers, a paperback. Pages slightly brown. Wrinkle on cover. Shelf rubbing. Former owner's name inside cover. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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Tunnel in the Sky

Robert A Heinlein

Gollancz, 1966. Hardcover. Used; Good. Spine worn. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #2521110

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Tunnel in the Sky

Heinlein, Robert A.

Brilliance Audio. MP3 CD. 1501236466 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Good.

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