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Job: A Comedy of Justice. 1984 Job: A Comedy of Justice
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1984
Del Rey / Ballantine Books
New York
ISBN 0345316495 / 0345313577 *
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Michael Whelan
376 pages
Price: $16.95

Job: A Comedy of Justice, a novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

*ISBN 0345313577 appears on the verso of the title page, but this appears to be an error - it was used previously for 1984: Spring - A Choice of Futures by Arthur C. Clarke.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1985 New English Library paperback edition, ISBN 0450058409. Cover illustration by Michael Whelan?

Publisher’s Blurb – Page One
'Heinlein’s done it again... Job is the best thing he's written for ages'
Arthur C. Clarke


Washing dishes – that never changed.

Parallel worlds, alternative worlds: dozens and dozens of them. Alexander Hergensheimer, All-American, Small Town, Born Again Believer, was dazed.

Someone Up There — or Someone Down There — clearly had it in for him. Some celestial or infernal ping-pong player just kept on casually swatting him from world to world. No sooner beginning to settle, than, wham! there he was, somewhere else, struggling all over again.

Three things only were constant: Margrethe, the illicit love of all his lives; an old safety razor — and the fact that the only job in town was always washing dishes.

'...an exhilarating romp through the author's mental universe'

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