Robert A. Heinlein





Robert A. Heinlein


Born
in Butler, MO, The United States
July 07, 1907

Died
May 08, 1988

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H. G. Wells, James Branch Cabell, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Rudyard Kiplin ...more


Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of "hard science fiction".

He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as "The Saturday Evening Post", in the late 1940s. He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel-length science fiction in the modern, mass-market era.

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“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
Robert A. Heinlein

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

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