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robert heinlein

  1. Extollager

    Heinlein's Novels for Young Readers vs. Carrie Vaughan's

    Heinlein’s Children Discuss?
  2. J-Sun

    Heinlein's juveniles (companion)

    This is a companion thread to Heinlein's juveniles. I just wanted a poll to go with it. Probably not much need to post in this thread, as the other exists unless there's something about the poll itself. My votes are somewhat random as I don't remember all of them clearly and do remember liking...
  3. M

    Discussion about "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

    I wanted to start a topic/discussion/debate/argument... After rereading "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" for the umpteenth time, I found myself wondering "Who did order the Yellow Jacket raid on Stilyagi hall?" in the beginning of the book. I have formed my own opinion, but would like to see if...
  4. S

    New Heinlein biography forthcoming

    20th April 2010 08:23 PM Elaine Frei Every once in awhile, I see an announcement for a new book about to be published that makes me sit up and pay attention and think, “I’ve really got to read that.” That happened when I saw a note announcing that Tor is publishing the first volume of a...
  5. E

    Red Planet and Podkyane

    Hello, I have spent the whole day reading Heinlein's excerpts, I am thrilled! Would someone be able to tell me what is the COMPANY he refers to in Red Planet? „Sir, it is not the natural limitations of this globe that I object to; it is the pantywaist nincompoops who rule it— These...
  6. E

    Happy dust hangover

    Hello, while going through excerpts of Heinlein's novels I bumped into this one: Podkyane from mars (postlude) Maybe I should have stopped to disarm it as soon as I broke old Gruesome’s neck—and maybe Jojo would have caught both of us if I had and him still with a happy-dust hangover...
  7. E

    Red Planet

    Hello everybody, I have just started to "discover" the world of SF and have red some excerpts of Heinlein's novels but there are a few things I don't understand since are only quotation. Also, I am not an english native but I prefer to read books in english, this way i get the stylistic...
  8. fishii

    Have Spacesuit-Will Travel.

    This is one of the books my book club is reading this semester. Is it any good? What exactly is it supposed to be about? It sounds like a space story.
  9. AE35Unit

    The Number of the Beast by Heinlein (1980)

    I was looking forward to reading this and it started off quite pleasantly, I was enjoying the story, such as it was, but then it got dull, quickly, that is about a third of the way in, and its a 500+ page book. Basically a scientist invents a dimension jumping machine cum time machine, based...
  10. artelliot

    Man Who Sold the Moon

    A little confused here. Is Man Who Sold the Moon a short story or a novel? I received a copy but it starts with two other stories, Let There Be Light and The Roads Must Roll. Are they connected? After reading the first and a little of the second I fail to see the connection...I have yet to...
  11. J

    Have you read Double Star

    It's the only one that I have left in my Heinlein Trio and I want to read it, but I am wondering if it's one of those really, really, really, really good ones and if I should wait and read some of his other stuff first.
  12. DrMclony

    Requiem: Collected Works and Tributes to the Grand Master

    Any body else looking forward to grabbing this when TOR books release it on june 21? I had a suspicion it was a reprint but the amazon listing says first release o.O It's sure got me curious :) I can't post the link of course, but its listed as coming soon on amazon.
  13. TTBRAHWTMG

    Peer Impact

    Here is a pic of, left to right, of L. Sprague de Camp, Heinlein, and Asimov hanging out and chatting while working together during WWII. How much impact and/or influence do you think close relationships with other authors has on one's writing? Can you give any instance where you see L...
  14. Connavar

    Double Star

    I didnt see a thread for this so i wonder how people feel about this book. How did you guys like it when you read it ?
  15. A

    Heinlein The Economist

    This may have been covered but......... I have a friend who adores Heinlein (I think he's damned good...). We've had extended discussions where my friend makes it very obvious he's using Heinlein as his economics expert. I know Heinlein wrote about economics and featured it a bit but...
  16. A

    Orphans of the Sky vs Universe & Common Sense

    Hi, Are there many differences in Orphans of the Sky compared to Universe & Common Sense? I am planning to purchase Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein which has both Universe and Common Sense and have been wondering if their versions in Orphans of...
  17. Ian The Poet

    By His Bootstraps.

    By His Bootstraps. If anyone recognises that title they would immediately connect it with Robert A. Heinlein. It is one of my favourite short stories and still sticks in my mind after reading it many years ago. I have tried to find the story since, however I have had no luck and was wondering...
  18. Urlik

    The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

    has anyone heard anything about the film in production? its release is scheduled for 2011 and it is being produced by Alex Proyas. does anyone have any ideas or thoughts about possible casting or any misgivings concerning how well this will translate onto the big screen? (sorry, I thought...
  19. AE35Unit

    Android story of Heinleins?

    I just flicked channels and came across a show called Masters of Science Fiction (on Bravo). The story now playing is called Jerry Was a Man and it features a technique called Bioplasty. Pretty average production but then I saw the words Based on a short story by Robert Heinlein. Anyone know...
  20. J

    best heinlein story . . . ?

    Hi, I'm new to the group. I'm a huge Heinlein fan, and I saw the post: "Best Robert Heinlein Novel." Wondered what you all thought his best story was. Jock
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