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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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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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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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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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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TOMORROW THE STARS by Robert A. Heinlein
Released: Jan. 1, 1952

"With a minimum of the mumbo-jumbo which can be annoying — this supplies a brighter approach than heretofor."
This anthology, collected by a practitioner in the field of science-fiction, is marked by less hackneyed inclusions than some of the previous. 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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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 >