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Common Sense. 1941 Common Sense
by Robert A. Heinlein
published in:
Astounding Science-Fiction
Edited by John W. Campbell
October 1941 - Vol.XXVIII, No.2 *
Street & Smith Publications
New York
Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers
164 pages
Price: $0.20

Common Sense, a Future History novella by Robert A. Heinlein, can be found on pages 102-155.

The text includes illustrations by Paul Orban on pages 103, 108, 111, 118 and 131.

Reprinted in:

  • Off the Main Sequence (2005)
  • The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume II (2010)
Universe and its sequel Common Sense were published together as Orphans of the Sky (1963).

This issue of Astounding also included By His Bootstraps, a short story by RAH writing as Anson MacDonald.

*Issued in October 1941 in the US, but in December 1941 in the UK. The image opposite is the British edition.

Introductory Blurb
The sequel to Heinlein's "Universe" - the tale of a civilization that grew up in a giant spaceship that had forever lost its way...

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