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Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein

Illustrated by Dan Dos Santos

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.

About the Editions

The limited edition of Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature four full color illustrations by Dan Dos Santos. The text is set in Adobe Caslon and all editions are signed by Dan Dos Santos.

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a bradel binding with a leather spine and Japanese cloth sides. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. The text is set in Adobe Caslon and printed offset on Mohawk Via Vellum, with the colophon printed letterpress. The clamshell enclosure is covered in European cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Dan Dos Santos.

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter cloth binding with custom designed letterpress printed sides, and a foil stamped spine label. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. The text is set in Adobe Caslon and printed offset on Mohawk Via Vellum. The slipcase enclosure is covered in a two-toned cloth, and the edition is signed by artist Dan Dos Santos.

The Artist edition is limited to 750 copies with a dust jacket featuring a wrap-around illustration by Dan Dos Santos. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The text is set in Adobe Caslon and printed offset on Mohawk Via Vellum. The edition is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase.

About the Author

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) was an American science-fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and retired naval officer. Sometimes referred to as the “dean of science-fiction writers,” he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction. Heinlein published over one hundred novels, short stories, and articles in his life, and won six Hugo awards. His influence can be clearly seen in the writings of many important authors writing today.

About the Artist

Dan Dos Santos

Dan Dos Santos is known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women. He is a ‘Rhodes Family Scholarship’ winner, a five time ‘Hugo Award’ Nominee for Best Artist, and he has received both Gold and Silver Medals from ‘Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art’. His illustrations have graced New York Times #1 bestselling book covers numerous times.

Matching Numbers & Letters

A Matching Pre-Order email is sent to owners of our previous publication at 9:00 A.M. PT on the day of announcement. If you did not receive the email, contact us here. If your order is not received before the deadline, your designated number or letter will be assigned to the new owner.

Matching Number Pre-Order emails for the January 2021 book will be sent to all owners of Starship Troopers as well as owners of Seed with a designation of 251-350.

Planning on selling with rights? Even if you sell just one of the two Robert A. Heinlein titles, rights will transfer to the January 2021 book.

Order Limits

Please be aware of the order limits for our editions. You can read more about this in the Order Limits article on our support site.

Illustrations by Dan Dos Santos

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2020 by Dan Dos Santos
Lettered edition photography by Yegor Malinovskii

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