Methuselah's Children (Future History, Vol. 4)

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All roads to Heinlein pass through Methuselah's Children, many of his works are interconnected and this book is the keystone that connects them all. Because Ira Howard, finds himself dying of old age while in his mid-40s, his Will institutes a foundation to encourage discovery of a means to prolong human life. To this end the Howard Foundation contacts people whose grandparents live to be 100 or more and encourages them to marry. These Families agree to allow some of their number to reveal themselves to the general populace, it having become difficult to conceal the true ages. A frenzy of hatred develops, engendered by opportunistic politicians, abetted by the media. Lazarus Long, who has managed to evade capture, scheme to enable the Families to 'liberate' the newly-built exploratory Starship to escape Earth.

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Robert A Heinlein is considered one of the Big Three of classic science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). Heinlein is a seven-time Hugo Award recipient and was given the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Heinlein’s juveniles alone have influenced generations of scientists, engineers and creators the world over (for instance, it was once estimated that everyone in the Apollo 11 mission control room had read and loved at least one Heinlein novel). His worldwide bestsellers include Have Space Suit ― Will Travel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.

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