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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.
This last half of the book, deals with getting the main character to join this group that got him in this mess to start with.
WARNING: You must read Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress," "The Rolling Stones," "Time Enough for Love," and "The Number of the Beast" before reading this book.
He just plays stupid tricks and then makes wisecracks, leaving you not knowing what just happened, who did it, why they did it, or how anything turns out.
The only reason I give it 2 stars instead of 1 is because it held my interest, which is the first thing a book has to do. The writing is extremely poor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LF
Good Read great addition for fans of Heinleins future history series.Published 3 months ago by Michael Weber
book is in great shape, I must admit I really was very happy to get it so quickly.Published 3 months ago by Mari
The story and characters stand alone. But one can't help but admit it's a great sequel to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.Published 4 months ago by el jefe
Definitely not his best work. In fact, I would almost call it lazy. Poor ending, uninteresting plot, then tried to save it by tying it into a popular series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John
"We need you to kill a man." This is the very first sentence of the book. The mystery guest making this assertion starts to explain, but before he can, he's shot dead. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew
A VERY close second to R.A.H. "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" in my personnal collection.Published 5 months ago by Robert C. Gibson