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He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.
Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.
Writing a book ABOUT something does not make the author automatically FOR it.
For another -- and it's probably a consequence of the first problem -- _not one_ of the characters in this book is even remotely likeable.
One of my favorites by one of my favorite authors, the Grandmaster of science fiction, Robert A. Heinlein.
It was written in 3 parts and the middle part is relevant to preppers and survivalists. The first section is about life in a bomb shelter but this part irritated me since I didn't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harry Mason
I read on "prepper" web sites that this book was all a person needed to be prepared. It started off on the right track then took a wild turn into time travel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Happy Customer
anyone who likes Heinlein stories will like this one. different and in some sections improbable but highly recommended for anyone planning for a possible disaster.Published 2 months ago by alex robertson
I read this book first in my early 20's. It was one of my first favorites. I've read it a couple of times since, lost my paperback, and I ordered it as a kindle. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cathey S. Newhouse
when he came back to the present time he did not try and save his first family when he could havePublished 2 months ago by Nanette
This book is a wild ride. There are many controversial things going on here, but if you stick with it till the end there is a good moral to the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rk Mink
This was the first Heinlein novel I read at the age of 13. Re-reading it now, 44 years later, it means even more. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Walker
I was turned on to Robert Heinlein about a hundred years ago way before I was a teen ager. He had such a deft touch with character development that you could visualize him in your... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terence Pratt
I thought I had read everything of Robert Heinlein's but just came across this book in the library. I hated it! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mg Gallegos13