Robert A. Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon
Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1950.
First edition. Jacket Design by H. Rogers.
The Man Who Sold the Moon, first published in 1950, is a collection of six of Heinlein’s earliest short stories from the late 1930s and 1940s. All but one of these stories deal either directly or indirectly with the moon and the means of getting there. Events since their publication have dated them, of course, but that really doesn’t matter. The excitement over the idea of leaving the confines of earth and traveling into space endures and the stories still entertain.