Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.

He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades. He, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Heinlein, a notable writer of science fiction short stories, was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr. in his Astounding Science Fiction magazine — though Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree.

Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also examined the relationship between physical and emotional love, explored various


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee November 12, 2012
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Rocket Ship Galileo6.34
Space Cadet7.22
Beyond This Horizon5.38
Red Planet7.20
Sixth Column5.30
Waldo and Magic, Inc.
The Man Who Sold the Moon7.14
Farmer in the Sky8.00
The Green Hills of Earth
Between Planets
Universe
The Puppet Masters8.00
The Rolling Stones
Starman Jones
Assignment in Eternity
Revolt in 21005.96
The Star Beast7.80
Tunnel in the Sky7.80
Time for the Stars6.00
Double Star6.84
The Door into Summer8.00
Citizen of the Galaxy6.80
Have Space Suit – Will Travel7.40
The Robert Heinlein Omnibus
Methuselah's Children5.84
Starship Troopers7.76
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
The Menace from Earth
Lost Legacy
Stranger in a Strange Land6.62
Orphans of the Sky7.66
Glory Road6.72
Podkayne of Mars5.70
Farnham's Freehold
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress6.86
The Past Through Tomorrow
I Will Fear No Evil
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1947-1959
Time Enough for Love
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
Expanded Universe
The Number of the Beast5.76
Friday
Job: A Comedy of Justice7.18
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls5.96
The Fantasies of Robert Heinlein
To Sail Beyond the Sunset
For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs
Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein
Variable Star
The Pursuit of the Pankera7.66

Speculative Fiction Novels (52)


2020 | science fiction

2006 | science fiction

2005 | science fiction, short stories

2004 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1987 | science fiction

1986 | fantasy, short stories
(Heinlein's Future History)
1985 | science fiction

1984 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1982 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1980 | science fiction

1980 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein's Future History)
1978 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1973 | science fiction

1973 | science fiction, short stories

1970 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1967 | science fiction, short stories

1966 | science fiction

1966 | science fiction, short stories

1964 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1963 | science fiction

1963 | science fiction, fantasy

1963 | science fiction

1961 | science fiction

1960 | science fiction, short stories

1959 | science fiction > military science fiction

1959 | science fiction, short stories

1959 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein's Future History)
1958 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1958 | science fiction, young adult

1958 | science fiction, short stories

1957 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1957 | science fiction, young adult

1956 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1956 | science fiction, young adult
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1955 | science fiction, young adult
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1954 | science fiction, young adult
(Heinlein's Future History)
1953 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1953 | science fiction, young adult

1953 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1952 | science fiction, young adult
(Heinlein's Future History)
1951 | science fiction

1951 | science fiction
(Heinlein's Future History)
1951 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1951 | science fiction, young adult
(Heinlein's Future History)
1950 | science fiction, short stories
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1950 | science fiction, young adult

1950 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1949 | science fiction, young adult

1949 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1948 | science fiction > military science fiction, young adult

1948 | science fiction
(Heinlein Juveniles)
1947 | science fiction, young adult