Prometheus Award: Best Novel nominee (1989).
Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up
in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to readers of
the New York Times bestseller The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. The
man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead...
So begins Robert A. Heinlein's newest novel, To Sail Beyond the Sunset. Filled with the master's most beloved characters, this compelling work broadens and enriches his epic visions of time and space, life and death, love and desire. It is also an autobiographical masterpiece – and a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love...
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 ... (more)