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Bears the Heinlein cache of credible authenticity―THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION
One of the most influential writers in American literature―THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Like many people, I go way, way back with Heinlein. My very favorite book (and one that stands out in my mind--and with much affection--to this day) is Tunnel in the Sky. I really, really wanted to go off to explore new worlds with a covered wagon and horses, like the hero does at the very end of the book. But one of the nice things about Robert Heinlein is that he's got something for everyone. One of my best friends has a different favorite: Podkayne of Mars. Go figure.
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
Lorenzo Smythe has to be one of the best examples of a character you love to loathe in the beginning, and winding up loving by the middle. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
Double Star is a classic science fiction novel. It is about an actor who "fills in" for a kidnapped statesman. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Charles J. Rector
When the book starts you can smell the scuz on Smythe. When it ends, you'll want to give him a statue.Published on April 12 2004 by Jim-bob Furlbottom
This is a well-written, well-plotted story, as you would expect from such a respected author.
Personally, I have a problem with the story. Read more
On the surface, one might think that Stranger in a Strange Land would be my favorite Heinlein novel. Okay, it was the most influential. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2002 by Noel Lynne Figart
The year is 1956. Eisenhower is in the White House, following a long line of military men to reach that post. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002 by Patrick Shepherd
This is a book which I took a while getting around to read. For some reason the subject matter, combined with the cheesy cover picture just didn't do anything for me. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2002 by Rachel E. Watkins
While Double Star did win the Hugo Award for the best science fiction novel of 1956, I would not call it one of Heinlein's most important works, nor would I rate it as highly as a... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2002 by Daniel Jolley