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The Menace from Earth by Robert A. Heinlein
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Mar 30, 2009

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bookshelves: main-sf-fantasy
Recommended to Mary JL by: Fan of author--no reccommendation needed.
Recommended for: any science fiction fan
Read in January, 1976 , read count: 3

This is one of Heinlein's few story story collections. There are 8 short stories from the late 1940's and early 1950's.

The stories vary in quality--the title story "The Meance From Earth" is actually not bad--the descrition above does not do it justice.

It also contants two really good Heinlein short stories that are not well known, but are favorites of mine. One is "The Year of the Jackpot" and the other is "Goldfish Bowl".

I like Heinlein's early work much better than his later work. If you have never read any of his short stories, this collection would be a good start--all the stories---though a bit dated in spots--are still quitte readable.
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