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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FOR US, THE LIVING by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Though you can occasionally see the pulp SF guy lurking behind the narrative's stoic face here, this is definitely more academic exercise than worthy fiction."
The world as it should be—according to the late Heinlein (d. 1988). Read full book review >

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FRIDAY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1982

"Despite some original touches and flashes of excitement: a limp, talky, implausible rehash—but the Heinlein label remains a major attraction."
Friday's an Artificial Person, a product of test-tube eugenics, with enormously enhanced intelligence, senses and reflexes (she's beautiful too). Read full book review >

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TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 19, 1973

"His devotees, and they are legion, will find this irresistible."
In a sense, this massive chronicle of the life and interminable times of Lazarus Long, the oldest member of the human race (who first appeared in Methuselah's Children, 1958), is the conclusion of Heinlein's famous future history series of the '40's and '50's. Read full book review >

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PODKAYNE OF MARS by Robert A. Heinlein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 1962

"An interplanetary plot and a moral append a highspirited entertainment for all ages."
A somersault into the future is a parody of modern times and travels with cheerful Poddy (Podkayne) Fries, her troublesome young brother, and her Uncle to Venus- on an amusing variation of a cruiseliner. Read full book review >

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STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 1959

"Somewhat pretentious in style and proposed scope, often slightly confusing to the non-aficionado, this should, nevertheless, find readers among the devotees of Robert Heinlein's impressively long list of science fiction titles."
A weirdly credible adventure revolving around moral philosophy and entomology, told in the first person. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 1957

"Margaret Mader, the bustling lady anthropologist who proves a friend to Thorby (her resemblance to Margaret Mead seems more than coincidental) is a typical Heinlein touch in this synthesis of reality-unreality."
An inter-galactic waif, Thorby, was sold at a slave auction to Baslim the Cripple. Read full book review >

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REVOLT IN 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: March 15, 1954

"For the followers, able yarning."
Volume III in a series (The Man Who Sold The Moon and The Green Hills of Earth) contains three tales of America's future. Read full book review >