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Tramp Royale

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  576 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Never before published, Tramp Royale is a remarkable firsthand account of the master storyteller's travels around the world. One of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Heinlein takes readers on a fascinating and unforgettable journey of our own planet Earth.
Published April 1st 1992 by Ace Hardcover
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Mary JL
Feb 05, 2009 Mary JL rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any Heinlein fan and most Sf fans
Recommended to Mary JL by: a librarian
Published by Virginia Heinlein from Robert Heinlein's notes, this is as close to an autobiography as Robert Heinlein ever wrote.

It is a non fiction account of a round the world trip that the Heinleins took in 1953-1954. As a travelogue it is dated---but I did not read it for the travel advice. I read it for the slice of life view of Heinlein at that point in his life.

Heinlein wrote about strange alient worlds in his fiction. Well, Singapore in 1954 was just as alien to my experience. Being Heinl
This is not only a wonderful (yet severely outdated) travel book, but a wonderful stylized version of both of the Heinlein's characters. R.A.H. tells a good story and this is that. A good story. It is a love story as much as it is a telling of a 'round the world jaunt. It was as good as "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls". The social commentary at the end about the overpopulation and such was a little disturbing to me but understandable considering it's time (1953)and Robert Heinlein's perspectiv ...more
Carol Wakefield
Heinlein wrote many popular science fiction novels. At some point, checking the bank balance he realized he and his wife could take a trip around the world. This was in the early 50s and planning a trip of this extent from a Colorado town, pre computer, pre Internet was an adventure in itself. Eventually they are off and find themselves to be very enthusiastic and positive travelers. They mostly love the journey until they bog down in new Zealand. The book is a delight as are the heinleins.
A masterpiece of travel literature from an unexpected source: the Grand-Master of Science Fiction Robert A. Heinlein. Unpublished during his lifetime, this covers a round-the world-journey taken by Heinlein and his wife in the 1950's. Worth reading not only for the descriptions of circumstances long past but for the social and political commentary that underscores the philosophies espoused in all of his novels.
Even though this is NOT a science fiction novel, this is still a pretty good read. 'Tramp Royal' is Heinlein's telling of his adventures with his wife Virginia on a 1950's world cruise.
I will warn you about one thing. This book does have a dated feel and it should, considering that it was both written during the 1950's and the events in it occurred during the 1950's.
Buzz Ryan
Outstanding travelog of an around the world adventure undertaken by one of the most prolific authors ever and his extroverted wife! I loved it!
Sanya Weathers
Strictly for fans of Heinlein with a love of travelogues.

Hey, that's me!
Karl Kindt
This inspired me to travel around the world some day.
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