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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.
There is very little here of interest, and almost none of the usual provocative Heinlein theorising.
Joan is not very believable as a woman (female characters were never Heinlein's strong point), nor do her actions really jive with what a 95 year old man would do.
Gotta make you pretty sure RAH and his wife were swingers, though I have never read anything to lend that credence, just reading this book makes me think so.
Not one of his better works. The hero/heroine (depending on how far into the book you are - gives transgender a new meaning) is modeled somewhat on the Jubal Harshaw/Lazarus Long... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Rossiferous
I liked it, it has a great idea behind, very well elaborated.
Unfortunately, at the end, the author was enable to solve his elaborate set up. Read more
This only one of the great books I've read and takes you out of a normal world view to a place you can wish you could see. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer D. Raymond
A lovely walk through narcissism, Heinlein weaves a tale of who's whoPublished 3 months ago by Brad R.