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After Heinlein passed away, Del Rey published a book called Grumbles from the Grave, and I had the great pleasure of working with Virginia Heinlein on gathering photos and other material to accompany the letters and text that made up the book. While at her house, I was introduced to a cat named Pixel.
It must not have been this particular feline that inspired the cat in A Door into Summer, but it certainly could have been, and I re-read the book as soon as I could.
If you haven't read Henlein, you haven't read science fiction, and if you haven't read this, you haven't read Heinlein. It's the quintessential time travel-paradox story. It's exciting, it's fun, and of course, there's the cat.
--Alex Klapwald, Director of Production
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) was educated at the University of Missouri and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis. He served as a naval officer for five years but retired in 1934 due to ill health. He then studied physics at UCLA and worked in a number of jobs before beginning to publish science fiction in 1939. Among his many novels are Double Star, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I bought this book at a yard sale, because of Heinlein's reputation, and it sat, unread, in our beach cottage for a few years. A few days ago I finally picked it up. Read morePublished 15 months ago by William Marantz
Easy to follow book, your are kept
into the story at every pages. Lot's of
happenings. This is a highly recommended
If I'd read this book in the early 1970's, when I was a young teenager, I would have loved it. Cryogenics mixed with time travel... a feast for a young science fiction fan. Read morePublished on March 3 2012 by Samantha
"The Door into Summer" is Heinlein's best and one of my top favorites. I cannot remember how many times I have reread this book, even if not from page 1 till the end, but... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Niki
Written in the mid-50's, Heinlein was projecting the future for both the 1970's setting and the 2001 setting for this story. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Andrew W. Johns
RAH wanted to see if we could follow him through this one!!! You'll be provoked into making sure it works. You'll have fun checking!!!!!Published on April 12 2004 by Jim-bob Furlbottom
Dan Davis is an engineer and inventor. He loves his cat. When his fiance and business partner force him out of his own company, he's okay with that. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Craig MACKINNON
Ideally, this book should be read right after Starship Troopers. I cannot imagine two more dissimilar books from the same author. Read morePublished on July 18 2003 by Raphael Collin