Robert A. Heinlein


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

Died
May 08, 1988

Genre

Influences


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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Stranger in a Strange Land

3.92 avg rating — 268,931 ratings — published 1961 — 156 editions
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Starship Troopers

4.01 avg rating — 183,691 ratings — published 1959 — 160 editions
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

4.17 avg rating — 105,409 ratings — published 1966 — 4 editions
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Time Enough for Love

3.97 avg rating — 31,005 ratings — published 1973 — 61 editions
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The Puppet Masters

3.87 avg rating — 29,074 ratings — published 1951 — 94 editions
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Have Space Suit—Will Travel

3.91 avg rating — 25,906 ratings — published 1958 — 63 editions
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Friday

3.84 avg rating — 25,934 ratings — published 1982 — 49 editions
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The Cat Who Walks Through W...

3.70 avg rating — 20,248 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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The Door Into Summer

4.01 avg rating — 21,413 ratings — published 1957 — 91 editions
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Methuselah's Children

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