Search Results: "Robert A. Heinlein"


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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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THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1957

"Different and diverting."
Dan Davis, electronic engineer, is dumped by his venal partners and forced to take the long, cold sleep. 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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >