The Menace from Earth

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Aeonian Press, 1976 - Fiction - 189 pages
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In gigantic caves on the Moon, the low gravity allows the colonists to achieve the age-old dream of strapping wings to their arms and flying like birds. But Holly Jones's other dreams are threatened by the arrival from Earth of a beautiful woman who has mesmerized her boyfriend. Back on Earth, a mathematician charts an upsurge in strange events to predict the most incredible event of all. Elsewhere, a man travels through a time gate into the future, seeking free will and finding something very different. A showcase for the talents of a master storyteller. Reprint.

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Review: The Menace from Earth (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

8 short stories published in the pulps between 1941 and 1957 are found in this 1959 compilation from the grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein. The quality of the individual stories varies, but the title ... Read full review

Review: The Menace from Earth (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Anmiryam - Goodreads

There are two stories in this collection that have stuck with me since I was about ten: The Year of the Jackpot and The Menace from Earth. I still reread them on occasion. Jackpot is the scariest ... Read full review

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By His Bootstraps
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Columbus Was a Dope
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About the author (1976)

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters. Moving to Kansas City, Mo., at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn MacDonald. Heinlein was said to have held jobs in real estate and photography, before he began working as a staff writer for Upton Sinclair's EPIC News in 1938. Still needing money desperately, Heinlein entered a writing contest sponsored by the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. Heinlein wrote and submitted the story "Life-Line," which went on to win the contest. This guaranteed Heinlein a future in writing. Using his real name and the pen names Caleb Saunders, Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, and Simon York, Heinlein wrote numerous novels including For Us the Living, Methuselah's Children, and Starship Troopers, which was adapted into a big-budget film for Tri-Star Pictures in 1997. The Science Fiction Writers of America named Heinlein its first Grand Master in 1974, presented 1975. Officers and past presidents of the Association select a living writer for lifetime achievement. Also, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted Heinlein in 1998. Heinlein died in 1988 from emphysema and other related health problems. Heinlein's remains were scattered from the stern of a Navy warship off the coast of California.

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