Starship Troopers Stranger in a Strange Land

Starship Troopers  Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0425274721
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stranger in a strange land: Science fiction. The epic saga of an earthling, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101500422
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Release: 1987-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy... Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids. Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1101208961
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Release: 1987-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9780441783588
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Release: 1987
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a futuristic military adventure a recruit goes through the roughest boot camp in the universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry in what historians would come to call the First Interstellar War

Novels by Robert A Heinlein

Novels by Robert A  Heinlein
Author: Source Wikipedia
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1230611894
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: University-Press.org
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 54. Chapters: Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, Tunnel in the Sky, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Rocket Ship Galileo, Methuselah's Children, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Time Enough for Love, Farmer in the Sky, The Number of the Beast, Friday, Space Cadet, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, The Puppet Masters, The Rolling Stones, Starman Jones, Farnham's Freehold, Between Planets, Double Star, Sixth Column, Job: A Comedy of Justice, Have Space Suit-Will Travel, Podkayne of Mars, Red Planet, Glory Road, The Door into Summer, Beyond This Horizon, The Star Beast, Orphans of the Sky, Citizen of the Galaxy, I Will Fear No Evil, Time for the Stars, For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, Variable Star, Future History, World as Myth. Excerpt: Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, first published (in abridged form) as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (October, November 1959, as "Starship Soldier") and published hardcover in December, 1959. The first-person narrative is about a young soldier from the Philippines named Juan "Johnnie" Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit equipped with powered armor. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs." Through Rico's eyes, Heinlein examines moral and philosophical aspects of suffrage, civic virtue, the necessities of war and capital punishment, and the nature of juvenile delinquency. Starship Troopers won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960. The novel has attracted controversy and criticism for its social and political themes, which some critics claim promote fascism and militarism. Starship Troopers...

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pages: 655
ISBN: 034093834X
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Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984.

Space Cadet

Space Cadet
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1429912537
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the seminal novel of a young man's education as a member of an elite, paternalistic non-military organization of leaders dedicated to preserving human civilization, the Solar Patrol, a provocative parallel to Heinlein's famous later novel, Starship Troopers (which is about the military). Only the best and brightest--the strongest and the most courageous--ever manage to become Space Cadets, at the Space Academy. They are in training to be come part of the elite guard of the solar system, accepting missions others fear, taking risks no others dare, and upholding the peace of the solar system for the benefit of all. But before Matt Dodson can earn his rightful place in the ranks, his mettle is to be tested in the most severe and extraordinary ways--ways that change him forever, from the midwestern American boy into a man of the Solar Patrol. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Beyond This Horizon

Beyond This Horizon
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781625793140
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Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Utopia has been achieved. For centuries, disease, hunger, poverty and war have been things found only in the histories. And applied genetics has given men and women the bodies of athletes and a lifespan of over a century. They should all have been very happy.... But Hamilton Felix is bored. And he is the culmination of a star line; each of his last thirty ancestors chosen for superior genes. Hamilton is, as far as genetics can produce one, the ultimate man. And this ultimate man can see no reason why the human race should survive, and has no intention of continuing the pointless comedy. However, Hamilton's life is about to become less boring. A secret cabal of revolutionaries who find utopia not just boring, but desperately in need of leaders who know just What Needs to be Done, are planning to revolt and put themselves in charge. Knowing of Hamilton's disenchantment with the modern world, they have recruited him to join their Glorious Revolution. Big mistake! The revolutionaries are about to find out that recruiting a superman is definitely not a good idea.... With an all new afterword by Tony Daniel. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 207
ISBN: 070907140X
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Washington destroyed completely before the government could escape. With Manhattan in ruins, that leaves no -'. There was a click as the television receiver was turned off. 'That's that, ' said the man near it, 'The United States is washed up.' This was the terrifying scenario in which, unbelievably, the whole of Asia - some four hundred million people - in grave danger of defeat by America which now consisted of just six men. In a brilliantly imaginative novel guaranteed to keep the reader on tenterhooks from beginning to end, Robert A. Heinlein, the doyen of science fiction writers, has truly excelled himself

The Pleasant Profession of Robert A Heinlein

The Pleasant Profession of Robert A  Heinlein
Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781783526802
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Unbound Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein’s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein’s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.

Glory Road

Glory Road
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429912525
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D." How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the "handsome" part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. She seemed to have many names, but agreed he could call her "Star." A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes. Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it. Glory Road is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

I Will Fear No Evil

I Will Fear No Evil
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101503089
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Release: 1987-04-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein. As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman. Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio

The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio
Author: Paul Suntup
Pages: 45
ISBN: 0998864900
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Release: 2017-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This finely crafted art portfolio includes twenty-two black & white illustrations and two color illustrations by David Palladini. The artwork originally appeared in the trade edition of The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. This edition includes an exclusive afterword by David Palladini which is letterpress printed. The numbered edition is limited to three hundred copies and measures 10" x 15.5". The text and illustrations are printed on ultra-premium archival paper and are housed in a clamshell box of European linen book cloth over archival boards. The edition includes a previously unpublished illustration as well as a reproduction of the only extant copy of the original title page illustration hand-colored by David Palladini. The portfolio is signed by artist David Palladini.

Podkayne of Mars

Podkayne of Mars
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101171363
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Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic tale from the Grandmaster of Science Fiction. Podkayne Fries, born and raised on Mars, has just one ambition: to earn her wings as a starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. The opportunity to travel aboard the Tricorn- on an interstellar journey to Venus and Earth in the company of her diplomat uncle-is a dream come true. Poddy's idea of diplomacy is keeping the peace with her troublesome brother, Clark, but she's about to learn some things about war and peace. Because her uncle is the Ambassador from Mars to the Three Planets Conference, which makes him-and his niece and nephew-potential targets for any radicals looking to sabotage the negotiations between three worlds.

Time Enough for Love

Time Enough for Love
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101503072
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Release: 1987-08-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The capstone and crowning achievement of the Future History series, from the New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Science Fiction... Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with Time that he became his own ancestor.

Friday

Friday
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1647100259
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: CAEZIK SF & Fantasy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New Edition of the Hugo and Nebula nominated novel by one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time. "A charming protagonist in a story as sleekly engineered as a starship. This one should fly."--Publishers Weekly Friday is a secret courier and ardent lover. Employed by a man she only knows of as "Boss", she is given the most awkward and dangerous cases, which take her from New Zealand to Canada, and through the new States of America's disunion, all the way out into the stars and the new colony of Botany Bay. Thrust into one calamity after another, she uses her enhanced wits and very many skills to evade, seduce or even kill her way out of any sticky situation she finds herself in. For she is both superior and inferior to the average human. As an AP--artificial person--the best humanity has to offer has been written into Friday's DNA. Yet she is often treated like a second-class citizen--if she were ever able to claim citizenship. Her mother was the test tube and her father the knife, as the saying goes, so she has less rights than the biologically-born human, and no soul, according to the church. But in Friday Heinlein has created one of the most enlightened, warm, engaging, and humane characters in the science fiction field, gifting us a novel of female empowerment that was well ahead of its time. "One of Heinlein's best, which is to say one of the best in all of Science Fiction--terrific story with a superbly realized heroine and world."--Poul Anderson

The Pursuit of the Pankera

The Pursuit of the Pankera
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 504
ISBN: 1647100291
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Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: CAEZIK SF & Fantasy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First paperback publication of the national bestseller by one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. "An absolutely essential and 'must read' novel for the legions of Robert Heinlein fans, The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel About Parallel Universes is an extraordinary work of science fiction"--Midwest Book Review "Heinlein still offers a rollicking ride even after all these years."-- The Oklahoman The Pursuit of the Pankera is one of the most audacious experiments ever done in science fiction by the legendary author of the classic bestseller Starship Troopers. Robert A. Heinlein wrote The Number of the Beast, which was published in 1980. In the book Zeb, Deety, Hilda and Jake are ambushed by the alien "Black Hats" and barely escape with their lives on a specially configured vehicle (the Gay Deceiver) which can travel along various planes of existence, allowing them to visit parallel universes. However, unknown to most fans, Heinlein had already written a "parallel" novel about the four characters and parallel universes in 1977. He effectively wrote two parallel novels about parallel universes. The novels share the same start, but as soon as the Gay Deceiver is used to transport them to a parallel universe, each book transports them to a totally different parallel world. From that point on the plot lines diverge completely. While The Number of the Beast morphs into something very different, more representative of later Heinlein works, The Pursuit of the Pankera remains on target with a much more traditional Heinleinesque storyline and ending, reminiscent of his earlier works. The Pursuit of the Pankera was never published and there have been many competing theories as to why (including significant copyright issues in 1977). Over time the manuscript was largely forgotten but survived in fragments. A recent re-examination of these fragments, however, made it clear that put together in the right order they constituted the complete novel. And here it finally is: Robert A. Heinlein's audacious experiment. A fitting farewell from one of the most inventive science fiction writers to have ever lived: a parallel novel about parallel universes as well as a great adventure pitting the forces of good versus evil only the way Heinlein could do.

Variable Star

Variable Star
Author: Robert A. Heinlein,Spider Robinson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429983457
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Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A never-before-published masterpiece from science fiction's greatest writer, rediscovered after more than half a century. When Joel Johnston first met Jinny Hamilton, it seemed like a dream come true. And when she finally agreed to marry him, he felt like the luckiest man in the universe. There was just one small problem. He was broke. His only goal in life was to become a composer, and he knew it would take years before he was earning enough to support a family. But Jinny wasn't willing to wait. And when Joel asked her what they were going to do for money, she gave him a most unexpected answer. She told him that her name wasn't really Jinny Hamilton---it was Jinny Conrad, and she was the granddaughter of Richard Conrad, the wealthiest man in the solar system. And now that she was sure that Joel loved her for herself, not for her wealth, she revealed her family's plans for him---he would be groomed for a place in the vast Conrad empire and sire a dynasty to carry on the family business. Most men would have jumped at the opportunity. But Joel Johnston wasn't most men. To Jinny's surprise, and even his own, he turned down her generous offer and then set off on the mother of all benders. And woke up on a colony ship heading out into space, torn between regret over his rash decision and his determination to forget Jinny and make a life for himself among the stars. He was on his way to succeeding when his plans--and the plans of billions of others--were shattered by a cosmic cataclysm so devastating it would take all of humanity's strength and ingenuity just to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Study Guide for Robert A Heinlein s Stranger in a Strange Land

A Study Guide for Robert A  Heinlein s Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410320780
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Release: 2015-03-13
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Robert A. Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Between Planets

Between Planets
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1439133212
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Release: 2009-09-28
Editor: Baen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Sweeping Story of Interplanetary War. The Grand Master of Science Fiction. “One of the most influential writers in American literature.” —The New York Times Book Review. Don Harvey was attending school on Earth when his parents suddenly and urgently called him home to Mars. He had been skeptical about the talk of interplanetary war breaking out if Mars and Venus followed through on their threats to declare independence from Earth, but he was wrong. War broke out, and he was stuck on Venus, with no way of getting home. Then there was the ring that an old family friend had given him just before he had left Earth. Shortly afterward, the friend had been questioned by Earth’s secret police and had died—from “heart failure,” they claimed. When Earth troops landed on Venus and started looking for Don and that mysterious ring, he realized that he was trapped in the center of a war between worlds that could change the fate of the Solar System forever!