Heinlein, Robert A.. New York: Scribner (2004). . Book club edition. xvii, 263 pages. Introduction by Spider Robinson. Afterword by Robert James. A clean, attractive copy. “From Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939 and never before published, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.