Robert A. Heinlein


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

Died
May 08, 1988

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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.

Also wrote under Pen names: Anson McDonald, Lyle Monroe, Caleb Saunders, John Riverside and Simon York.
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Stranger in a Strange Land

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Starship Troopers

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

4.15 avg rating — 121,471 ratings — published 1966 — 124 editions
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Time Enough for Love

3.96 avg rating — 33,825 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Puppet Masters

3.88 avg rating — 31,449 ratings — published 1951 — 100 editions
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Have Space Suit—Will Travel

3.91 avg rating — 28,605 ratings — published 1958 — 63 editions
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Friday

3.84 avg rating — 28,382 ratings — published 1982 — 51 editions
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The Cat Who Walks Through W...

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The Door Into Summer

4.01 avg rating — 24,121 ratings — published 1957 — 102 editions
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Double Star

3.90 avg rating — 21,414 ratings — published 1956 — 95 editions
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