The Worlds of Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
science fiction, short stories
What if you had invented a means of predicting a man’s death, and all the insurance companies were going bankrupt?
What if you had in your hands the ultimate weapon, for which no defence exists, and you knew that momentarily any other country could discover the same weapon?
What if you had to find a young girl, blind and alone, who was lost somewhere on the vast face of the moon?
Robert A. Heinlein – winner of three Hugo Awards, and the most honoured writer in science fiction – takes it from there in THE WORLDS OF ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, in stories which originally established his exciting reputation, plus a completely new, never-before-published novelette which shows Heinlein at the peak of his ability. It's a collection no SF fan can afford to miss!
- Introduction: Pandora's Box
- Free Men
- Blowups Happen
- Solution Unsatisfactory
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