The four-time Hugo Award-winning author recounts his travels around the world, detailing, in a never-before-published account, his experiences in places ranging from New Orleans to the Panama Canal to the African veldt.
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Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.
He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.
Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.From Publishers Weekly:
This potboiler travelogue is the record of a 1953 jaunt around the world by the prolific SF writer ( Stranger in a Strange Land ) and his wife. Unpublished until now, the book tells of bargains that no longer exist, landmarks that have disappeared, and standard tourist experiences with natives, customs officers, tipping, hotels and transportation. The late Heinlein's (1907-1988) comments on the countries he visited are dated, facile and sometimes embarrassing, as when he approves of the Buenos Aires slums for their cleanliness, or praises Peron for his love of children, or criticizes foreigners for their failure to appreciate Sen. Joseph McCarthy. The work has little by way of style or insight to warrant its resurrection, but as his widow explains in her diffident introduction, she unearthed it when Heinlein's editor requested his unpublished manuscripts. Alas, his fans may be hard put to know what to do with it.
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Book Description Ace Hardcover, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110441821847
Book Description Ace Hardcover, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0441821847