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'''Robert Anson Heinlein''' (1907-07-07 - 1988-05-08) was an American [[science fiction]] author known for writing about rather controversial topics, yet becoming popular enough to be published in mainstream magazines.
 
'''Robert Anson Heinlein''' (1907-07-07 - 1988-05-08) was an American [[science fiction]] author known for writing about rather controversial topics, yet becoming popular enough to be published in mainstream magazines.
  
The first book I read of his was ''[[Stranger In a Strange Land]]'' because it was ranked so high on many top sci-fi lists. I really enjoyed the book, however, when I began reading his other work, I found that ''Stranger'' was not written in his normal style. Heinlein heroes are often callous and selfish, and, like many authors from his era, his stories are filled with a lot of sexism and bigotry that I find unpalatable.
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The first book of his I read was ''[[Stranger In a Strange Land]]'' because it was ranked so high on many top sci-fi lists. I really enjoyed the book, however, after reading other titles by Heinlein, I discovered ''Stranger'' had a markedly different theme from his normal stories. In general, Heinlein's stories are politically Libertarian, his heroes are frequently callous and selfish, and Heinlein is pretty sexist even when he's trying not to be.
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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! Title !! Published !! Rank
 
! Title !! Published !! Rank
 
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| [[Rocket Ship Galileo]] || 1947 ||  
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| ''[[Rocket Ship Galileo]]'' || 1947 ||  
 
|-
 
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| [[Beyond This Horizon]] || 1948 ||  
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| ''[[Beyond This Horizon]]'' || 1948 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Space Cadet]] || 1948 ||  
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| ''[[Space Cadet]]'' || 1948 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Red Planet]] || 1949 ||  
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| ''[[Red Planet]]'' || 1949 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Sixth Column]] || 1949 ||  
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| ''[[Sixth Column]]'' || 1949 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Farmer In the Sky]] || 1950 ||  
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| ''[[Farmer In the Sky]]'' || 1950 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Between Planets]] || 1951 ||  
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| ''[[Between Planets]]'' || 1951 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Puppet Masters]] || 1951 ||  
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| ''[[The Puppet Masters]]'' || 1951 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Rolling Stones]] || 1952 ||  
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| ''[[The Rolling Stones]]'' || 1952 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Starman Jones]] || 1953 ||  
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| ''[[Starman Jones]]'' || 1953 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Star Beast]] || 1954 ||  
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| ''[[The Star Beast]]'' || 1954 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tunnel In the Sky]] || 1955 ||  
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| ''[[Tunnel In the Sky]]'' || 1955 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Double Star]] || 1956 ||  
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| ''[[Double Star]]'' || 1956 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Time For the Stars]] || 1956 ||  
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| ''[[Time For the Stars]]'' || 1956 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Citizen of the Galaxy]] || 1957 ||  
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| ''[[Citizen of the Galaxy]]'' || 1957 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Door Into Summer]] || 1957-??-?? || 4
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| ''[[The Door Into Summer]]'' || 1957-??-?? || 4
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Have Space Suit-Will Travel]] || 1958 ||  
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| ''[[Have Space Suit-Will Travel]]'' || 1958 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Methuselah's Children]] || 1958 ||  
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| ''[[Methuselah's Children]]'' || 1958 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Starship Troopers]] || 1959-12-?? || 2
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| ''[[Starship Troopers]]'' || 1959-12-?? || 2
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Stranger In a Strange Land]] || 1961-06-01 || 1
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| ''[[Stranger In a Strange Land]]'' || 1961-06-01 || 1
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Podkayne of Mars]] || 1963 ||  
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| ''[[Podkayne of Mars]]'' || 1963 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Orphans of the Sky]] || 1963 ||  
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| ''[[Orphans of the Sky]]'' || 1963 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Glory Road]] || 1963 ||  
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| ''[[Glory Road]]'' || 1963 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Farnham's Freehold]] || 1964 ||  
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| ''[[Farnham's Freehold]]'' || 1964 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress]] || 1966-??-?? || 3
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| ''[[The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress]]'' || 1966-??-?? || 3
 
|-
 
|-
| [[I Will Fear No Evil]] || 1970 ||  
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| ''[[I Will Fear No Evil]]'' || 1970 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Time Enough For Love]] || 1973 ||  
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| ''[[Time Enough For Love]]'' || 1973 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Number of the Beast]] || 1980 ||  
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| ''[[The Number of the Beast]]'' || 1980 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Friday]] || 1982 ||  
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| ''[[Friday]]'' || 1982 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Job: A Comedy of Justice]] || 1984 ||  
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| ''[[Job: A Comedy of Justice]]'' || 1984 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[The Cat Who Walks Through Walls]] || 1985 ||  
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| ''[[The Cat Who Walks Through Walls]]'' || 1985 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[To Sail Beyond the Sunset]] || 1987 ||  
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| ''[[To Sail Beyond the Sunset]]'' || 1987 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs]] || 2003 ||  
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| ''[[For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs]]'' || 2003 ||  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Variable Star]] || 2006 ||  
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| ''[[Variable Star]]'' || 2006 ||  
 
|}
 
|}
  

Latest revision as of 16:32, 21 May 2019

Robert Heinlein.

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-07-07 - 1988-05-08) was an American science fiction author known for writing about rather controversial topics, yet becoming popular enough to be published in mainstream magazines.

The first book of his I read was Stranger In a Strange Land because it was ranked so high on many top sci-fi lists. I really enjoyed the book, however, after reading other titles by Heinlein, I discovered Stranger had a markedly different theme from his normal stories. In general, Heinlein's stories are politically Libertarian, his heroes are frequently callous and selfish, and Heinlein is pretty sexist even when he's trying not to be.

Bibliography

If the rank is missing, I haven't yet read the book.

Title Published Rank
Rocket Ship Galileo 1947
Beyond This Horizon 1948
Space Cadet 1948
Red Planet 1949
Sixth Column 1949
Farmer In the Sky 1950
Between Planets 1951
The Puppet Masters 1951
The Rolling Stones 1952
Starman Jones 1953
The Star Beast 1954
Tunnel In the Sky 1955
Double Star 1956
Time For the Stars 1956
Citizen of the Galaxy 1957
The Door Into Summer 1957-??-?? 4
Have Space Suit-Will Travel 1958
Methuselah's Children 1958
Starship Troopers 1959-12-?? 2
Stranger In a Strange Land 1961-06-01 1
Podkayne of Mars 1963
Orphans of the Sky 1963
Glory Road 1963
Farnham's Freehold 1964
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress 1966-??-?? 3
I Will Fear No Evil 1970
Time Enough For Love 1973
The Number of the Beast 1980
Friday 1982
Job: A Comedy of Justice 1984
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls 1985
To Sail Beyond the Sunset 1987
For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs 2003
Variable Star 2006

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