Search Results: "Robert A. Heinlein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Patterson covers all the bases—an essential book for studious fans of Heinlein, with valuable lessons for anyone hoping to make a living with the pen."
Second and concluding volume of Patterson's wide-ranging biography of the renowned science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Less engaging than Asimov's autobiography, which remains a standard, but still a welcome account of the development of an important popular writer."
First volume of a two-part biography of legendary sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988). Read full book review >

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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 1990

"Of interest to Heinlein completists and scholars, but, in cutting this version by those 50,000 words to produce the 1961 edition, the author made a good book into a great one."
If any sf novel deserves to be called a "classic," it is Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE STAR by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1956

"Not too far flung nor far fetched."
Lorenzo Smythe, an actor, is persuaded to impersonate the Chief Minister, Bonforte, whose disappearance and non-appearance at an important Martian meeting will threaten an already uneasy equilibrium between the races of both planets. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Sentimental hagiography."
Another of science fiction's weird hybrids, comprising fiction, poems, speeches, reminiscences, and appreciations by and about Robert A. Heinlein (1907-88), one of the most successful and influential science fiction writers of the modern era. Read full book review >

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GRUMBLES FROM THE GRAVE by Robert A. Heinlein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 1989

"There are photographs, mostly boring."
Heinlein (1907-88) was one of the most renowned and influential science-fiction writers of the modern era; his selected correspondence—first with famous magazine editor John W. Campbell, later with his agent, Lurton Blassingame—is here edited by his widow Virginia and loosely organized into categories: Early Days (the Campbell era), Juvenile Novels (a highly successful series), Writing Methods (he wrote at length, then pruned vigorously), Fan Mail (and other distractions), Sales and Rejections, Building (his own house), Travel (worldwide), Adult Novels, and more. Read full book review >

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FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1964

"The satire on fall-out shelters, race and sex lacks inspiration."
Heinlein attempts to mix science-fiction with social comment, satire and a reversal of our color problem by sending an American family 2,000 years into the future. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 1955

"Realistic, thought provoking, humorous."
Another imaginative science fiction story by Robert Heinlein treats its world of the future in delightfully human terms. Read full book review >

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STAR BEAST by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 1954

"An adventure of some dimensions, this satirizes more than one social foible and provides its refreshing insights into a world where things can be quite, quite different."
Lummox the star beast is a delightful creature full of charming if distressing whims and caprices and an out-of-this-world intelligence that could teach humans a thing or two. Read full book review >

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RED PLANET by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1949

"Another good bridging book."
A fascinating story of Earth-Humans on Mars. Read full book review >

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JOB by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 1984

"Despite a few jarring or illogical moments: a limber, complex, and economical novel that disarms and often compels—with Heinlein's best theology-shaded fantasy since Stranger in a Strange Land."
Heinlein's back in form, with a most refreshing and satisfying blend of ideas and storytelling. Read full book review >