Heinlein, Robert A.

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers",[4] he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered to be the "Big Three" of science fiction authors. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1929, Heinlein married Elinor Curry of Kansas City in Los Angeles,[13] but their marriage lasted for only about a year.[2] His second marriage in 1932 to Leslyn MacDonald (1904–1981) lasted for 15 years

Farmer in the Sky Heinlein, Robert A.

The Earth is crowded and food is rationed, but a colony on Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter, offers an escape for teenager Bill Lermer and his family. Back on Earth, the move sounded like a grand adventure, but Bill soon realizes that life on the frontier is dangerous, and in an alien world with no safety nets, nature is cruelly unforgiving of even small mistakes. Bill’s new home is a world of unearthly wonders—and heartbreaking tragedy. He will face hardships, survive dangers, and grow...

Red Planet Heinlein, Robert A.

Review Review of book: "A fascinating story of Earth-humans on Mars . . . the most thrilling and tingling kind of science fiction story by an experienced hand." --_Kirkus_ Review of book: "Readers young and old will enjoy this fastpmoving adventure novel." --_Chicago Tribune_ Product Description Jim Marlow and his strange-looking Martian friend Willis were allowed to travel only so far. But one day Willis unwittingly tuned into a treacherous plot that threatened all the colonists on Mars, and...

"All You Zombies-" Heinlein, Robert A.

A young man walks into a bar and meets a time-traveling bartender whose origins -- and relation to the young man -- are more convoluted and stranger than the snake-swallowing-his-tail ring on the barkeep's finger. Robert A. Heinlein's "All You Zombies—" is considered one of the most influential and thought-provoking short stories ever to tackle the mind-bending nature and paradoxes of time travel. Soon to be made into a major motion picture! "Not only America's premier writer of specu...

Tunnel in the Sky Heinlein, Robert A.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: It was just a test . . .But something had gone wrong. Terribly wrong. What was to have been a standard ten-day survival test had suddenly become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare.Now they were stranded somewhere in the universe, beyond contact with Earth . . . at the other end of a tunnel in the sky. This small group of young men and women, divested of all civilized luxuries and laws, were being forced to forge a future of their own . . . a strange future in a strange la...

Sixth Column Heinlein, Robert A.

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Last of the free nations to fall, America had been invaded and conquered. Ironically, even as Washington had been destroyed, a secret laboratory charged with developing weapons to defeat the invaders had discovered a new system of controlling energy and matter. A super-weapon is developed, but who will use it to liberate America? Reissue....

Citizen of the Galaxy Heinlein, Robert A.

A classic novel from the mind of the storyteller who captures the imagination of readers from around the world, and across two generationsScience Fiction Grand MasterROBERT A. HEINLEINCITIZEN OF THE GALAXYIn a distant galaxy, the atrocity of slavery was alive and well, and young Thorby was just another orphaned boy sold at auction. But his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be: adopting Thorby as his son, he fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authoritie...

Have space suit-- will travel Heinlein, Robert A.

A classic novel from the mind of the storyteller who captures the imagination of readers from around the world, and across two generationsFirst prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the Moon. The consolation prize was an authentic space suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell won it, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own to the stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries on the su...

Assignment in Eternity Heinlein, Robert A.

Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels:GULF: In which the greatest superspy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can't quite decide what to do with the rest of us....LOST LEGACY: In which it is proved that we are all members of that league -- or would be, if we but had eyes to see....PLUS TWO GREAT STORIES: Two of the Master's f...

Double Star Heinlein, Robert A.

One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars. Suddenly he found himself agreeing to the most difficult role of his career: impersonating an important politician who had been kidnapped. Peace with the Martians was at stake -- failure to pull off the act could result in interplanetary war. And Smythe's...