Willis was a bouncer, a
Martian roundhead who looked for all the world like a hairy medecine
ball and who could - and often did - function as a complex recorder of
what went on around him.
To Jim Marlowe, he was simply a friend; and
wherever Jim and his pal Frank went, Willis went too. But they didn't go
too far, since their forays were limited by strict rules.
Then one day Willis unwittingly turned into a treacherous plot that threatened all the colonists on Mars... and that set Jim off on a terrifying adventure that could save - or destroy - them all!
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)