The year is 2100, and America is ruled by a corrupt and despotic religious dictator. He maintains power through the clever use of advanced psychological techniques and a dedicated military machine. An entire population is rendered helpless.
But under the surface, rebellion simmers. A steadily growing band of men is preparing to storm the most impregnable bastille of all – the collective mind of a nation.
No one else comes even close to Heinlein in consistently fusing scientific thinking with fictional form.
· If This Goes On— (1940)
· Coventry (1940)
· Misfit (1939)
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