Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein - Artist Edition
ESTIMATED PUBLICATION: 2nd Quarter 2021
One of the greatest science-fiction military adventures of all time, Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is a timeless classic as resonant and influential today, as it was when first published.
Set 700 years in the future, Johnnie Rico never intended to join the infantry, but now that he is in the thick of it he must fight for his life; first in the toughest boot camp in the Universe, and then thrust into battle against humankind’s most alarming enemy.
So convincing and realistically imagined was Starship Troopers that the space war epic was considered highly controversial upon its release with several critics claiming it glorified the military and violence. Still, there was no denying Heinlein was at the peak of his powers as a writer. Starship Troopers received the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960, and by 1980 it had been translated into eleven languages and was still selling strongly. Today, it is regarded as a key work of the 1950’s, responsible for popularizing the subgenre of military science fiction.
Engrossing and fast-paced, Heinlein’s classic is so much more than a science-fiction novel. It is an intense discussion of ideas ranging from the political to the philosophical.
ARTIST GIFT EDITION
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- 312 Pages.
- Limited to 750 copies.
- Full cloth, smyth-sewn binding.
- Two hits foil stamping.
- Four full color illustrations by Dan Dos Santos.
- Dust jacket with wraparound artwork by Dan Dos Santos (the only edition featuring the dust jacket.)
- Signed by Dan Dos Santos.
- Housed in a paper covered slipcase.
- Bookmark with all pre-orders.
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Dan Dos Santos.
It's better than several, more expensive, limited editions that I have. Amazing quality, and customer service above and beyond.
In Europe, book collectors don't automatically default to the first edition of a title as being the most desirable. They tend towards the best edition. The Suntup edition of Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (2021) is quite simply the best edition of this book ever published. Including all issues, the entire publication was just over 1000 copies while the first edition/first printing of 1959 was probably issued in about 5000 copies. While the jacket art for the first edition is certainly decent by standards of the time, the jacket artwork and interior artwork by Dan Dos Santos are no less than spectacular in the Suntup edition. The Suntup edition with a cover price of $255 for the numbered edition and $125 for the artist edition sold out in about a day. The artist edition now runs about $300+ on the secondary market while the numbered edition is almost unobtainable. Still, the artist edition is a bargain when you consider near fine or better copies of the true first edition published by Putnam in 1959 can fetch $3000+.
The first book purchase I have made from Suntup and it is an amazing one. The overall look and feel of the book gives the holder an impression of a work of art. Thank you so much for this thing of beauty to add to my bookshelf.
As usual, Suntup knocked it out of the park with their AGE for Starship Troopers. From the art, to the binding, to the paper quality, to the slipcase, everything is topnotch. Book was also shipped to me quickly in superior packaging. It is always a happy day when you see a package from Suntup arrive on your doorstep. Can't wait to see what their next release will be!!!
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