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Assignment in Eternity. 1953 Assignment in Eternity
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1953.
Fantasy Press.
Reading, PA.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Ric Binkley.
256 pages.
Price: $3.00.

Assignment in Eternity, a collection of short fiction by Robert A. Heinlein.

  • Gulf
  • Elsewhen [First published as Elsewhere by Caleb Saunders]
  • Lost Legacy
  • Jerry Was A Man [First published as Jerry Is a Man]
Also appeared as The Complete Assignment in Eternity Stories (1981).

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 14th printing of the 1953 Signet paperback edition. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover

Here are prophetic stories of the future, as only the dean of space-age fiction can write them.
"Since Robert A. Heinlein is one of the ablest craftsmen writing science fiction, this book is a guarantee of several hours’ interest and enjoyment."

Publisher’s Blurb – Page One

This is a fascinating collection of unusual fiction, written by the outstanding author of stories of the future. Robert A. Heinlein gives free rein to his stimulating imagination in these superb stories about the unexplored realms of the mind and the fascinating possibilities of new worlds ahead.

A security agent of the future seizes the most valuable microfilm in the universe only to find himself engaged in a death battle with sinister forces from another planet. A professor and his students use thought control to enter other worlds. The masterminding forces for good engage in deadly combat with evil powers seeking the conquest of the Earth. A vigorous woman of a future day wages a spirited battle to secure justice for an oppressed worker in a strange world peopled with Martians.

These are exciting and provocative tales by one of the most famous space-age fiction storytellers.

"Robert A. Heinlein stands head and shoulders above most science fiction writers."
Springfield Republican

Alternative Title
The Complete Assignment in Eternity Stories - New English Library Paperback Edition, undated but probably 1981, ISBN 0450051781. Cover illustrations by Tim White.
This volume was produced using the sheets of New English Library's 1979 printing of Assignment in Eternity and 1978 printing of Assignment in Eternity Vol.2.
The Complete Assignment in Eternity Stories. 1981

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