Search Results: "Robert A. Heinlein"


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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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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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STARMAN JONES by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1953

"Clifford Geary's black and whites add to the Heinlein inventiveness."
Forced-landing on an earth-like planet mars a trip to another solar system, but provides young Max Jones with a set of adventures that see him become a full-fledged Astrogator. Read full book review >

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WALDO and MAGIC, INC. by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: Feb. 16, 1949

"An expert technician in this field, Heinlein produces able, highly imaginative tall tales."
Two science fiction fantasies — both projected into worlds of the future. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1985

"Still, Heinlein fans should be reasonably satisfied."
A notably schizophrenic Heinlein—of which the first two thirds, despite frequent pauses to belabor the obvious and indulge in idiotic chat, is fairly enjoyable action-adventure. Read full book review >

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FARMER IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 1950

"However, the story leans too much on the novelty and the characters lack substance."
The woozy vision of science fiction insinuates itself again into the juvenile field in this peculiar yarn about a trip in a space ship and pioneering on the planet Ganymede. Read full book review >

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THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1951

"Exciting, even if it exacts a strong stomach."
The recurrent enigma of the flying saucer is finally solved when an aerial pieplate is caught with its exhaust down by the F.B.I. of 2007. Read full book review >

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THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Robert A. Heinlein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1980

"Heinlein raised, for better and worse, to the Heinlein-est power."
The Number of the Beast in Revelations is 666; but mathematician Jacob Burroughs has projected a six-dimensional cosmos in which the number of alternative universes adds up to 6 raised to the 6th power and then raised to the 6th again! 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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SPACE CADET by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 1948

"Good plot, excellent suspense and fantastically beautiful machines blend in a story that should make long time good reading for readers interested in mechanics."
A writer well-known in the "astounding story" field, and author of last year's Space Ship, projects us into the year 2075 with all the lift and zip of which he is capable, which is plenty... Read full book review >

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GLORY ROAD by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 1963

"Fairy- tale spinning in space for the young in heart and years by the two-time winner of the Hugo Award."
Footloose Scar Gordon is chosen as the knight errant and (later) husband of the beautiful Star. Read full book review >