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[Read by Bronson Pinchot]
Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.
Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind. Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale of ''Life-Line'' in 1939. This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein's writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master.
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Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) took a variety of jobs before beginning to write science fiction in 1939. He became the dominant science fiction writer of the modern era, a writer whose influence on the field was immense. He won science fiction's Hugo Award for best novel seven times, and several of his books were New York Times bestsellers. In 1975 he received the first Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.
''This collection demonstrates the formidable talent and irascible perceptions of one of the genre's most outspoken writers.'' --Library Journal
''A fascinating look at the mind of the most influential SF writer of all time.'' --Locus
''If you really care about Heinlein, then Expanded Universe is a book...that you might save pennies from your lunch money to buy.'' --Omni
''Would you consider buying a book just because I asked you to? It's called Expanded Universe.'' --Algis Budrys, award-winning science fiction author
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