Starship Troopers, PART 2

Starship Troopers, PART 2
OPUS 133
STARSHIP TROOPERS
 

OPUS Number
133
Box Number
056, 057, 058
Title
Starship Troopers
Category
Manuscript
Type
Novel
Dates, approximate
 
Pages
1466
Description
Part 1, 159 pages, contains notecards with story notes. Reviews of novel (many negative and focused on violence). Letters of support. Highlights are a 15 page letter by RAH discussing novel, and another lengthy reply to a reviewer who had done a negative review and offered RAH a chance for a rebuttal. Paperwork relating to game versions.
 
Part 2, 236 pages, contains mss draft labeled “Orig. draft”, titled “Star Soldier”, with numerous hand-edits.
 
Part 3, 238 pages, contains mss draft labeled “Original draft”, titled “Starside Soldier”—looks like the same version as in Part 2 but possibly edited by someone else.
 
Part 4, 189 pages, contains list of possible titles, some notes for story. Scattered pages and edits to cut down for serial version.
 
Part 5, 320 pages, contains mss draft labeled “Author’s safety copy”.
 
Part 6, 141 pages, contains mss draft to mss page 139 labeled “trade book printer’s copy”, with edits and cross-outs.
 
Part 7, 183 pages, contains mss draft pages 140 to end labeled “trade book printer’s copy”, with edits and cross-outs.
Publication
rejected by the Scribner’s editorial board; Heinlein expanded the novel to 90,000 words and sold it to Putnam’s, who brought it out in 1959. Serial publication of 20,000 word condensation in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as Starship Soldier in October, November 1959
Cross References
 
Characters
 
Files
Original File Name
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00001243_OPUS133.pdf
00001270_OPUS 133.pdf
00001271_OPUS 133.pdf
00001290_OPUS133.pdf
00001291_OPUS  133.pdf
00001292_OPUS 133.pdf
Notes
alternate titles: Shoulder the Sky, Sky Soldier, Starship Soldier

 

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