The Man Who Sold the Moon (short story collection)

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The Man Who Sold the Moon
The Man Who Sold the Moon Shasta Ed.jpg
First edition cover
Author Robert A. Heinlein
Cover artist Hubert Rogers
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Shasta Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 299
OCLC 1933095

The Man Who Sold the Moon is the title of a 1950 collection of science fiction short stories by Robert A. Heinlein.

The stories, part of Heinlein's Future History series, appear in the first edition as follows:

Early paperback printings omitted "Life-Line" and "Blowups Happen", as well as Campbell's introduction.


Boucher and McComas praised the 1950 edition as Heinlein "at his superlative best".[1] In his "Books" column for F&SF, Damon Knight selected The Man Who Sold the Moon as one of the 10 best science fiction books of the 1950s.[2] P. Schuyler Miller said that "Heinlein is a master of concealed technology ... no other writer [has] worked out the scientific minutiae of his settings so fully or so unobtrusively", praising as well Heinlein's skill at crafting "the human engineering details of each situation".[3]


  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, February 1951, p.59
  2. ^ "Books", F&SF, April 1960, p.99
  3. ^ "Book Reviews", Astounding Science Fiction. March 1951, p.144-45
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 593. 

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