Search Results: "Robert A. Heinlein"


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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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ORPHANS OF THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 1964

"The characters are pulpy and the central parable too clotted with comic-strip invention; perhaps because this originally appeared in 1941 as an Astounding Science Fiction serial."
The best quality of this sci-fi novel might be described as a sense of finity. 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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I WILL FEAR NO EVIL by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 1970

"You could call it one of those surgical spare parts novels which immediately summons up the dreadful dual legacy of Christine-Christiaan Barnard."
As nearly as we could determine between the points, hither, thither and whither our mind was wandering, this is very little science and very little fiction by an author who has done a great deal under that umbrella of the sky. 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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BETWEEN PLANETS by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1951

"Shivers and solemn moments, lightened by some diverting Venerians, including a gentlemanly scientist-dragon, Sir Isaac Newton."
Another rocket rodeo by one of the foremost science-fiction writers of today-this one superior in treatment and inventiveness to last year's Farmer in the Sky Don Harvey, residing on earth, but a citizen of an Interplanetary Federation, born in a space ship between planets, finds himself in some difficulties when the citizens of the planet Venus revolt against the dictator tactics of the Federation. Read full book review >