The past through tomorrow: 'Future history' stories

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Putnam, 1967 - Fiction - 667 pages
35 Reviews
Introduction, by D. Knight. -- Life-line. -- The roads must roll. -- Blowups happen. -- The man who sold the moon. -- Delilah and the space-rigger. -- Space jockey. -- Requiem. -- The long watch. -- Gentlemen, be seated. -- The black pits of Luna. -- "It's great to be back!" -- "We also walk dogs." -- Searchlight. -- Ordeal in space. -- The green hills of earht. -- "If this goes on ..." - Conventry. -- Misfit. -- Methuselah's children.

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Review: The Past Through Tomorrow (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Tim Weakley - Goodreads

This was my first experience with the idea of a coherent story arc over many individual tales. I remember being fascinated by Heinlein's ability to stretch out a world over many hundreds of years and keep references to concepts and people from past stories. Loved it. Read full review

Review: The Past Through Tomorrow (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Lawrence Folland - Goodreads

Epic stories with Lazarus Long! Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Damon Knight
9
The Roads Must Roll
30
Blowups Happen
60
Copyright

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About the author (1967)

Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe--over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary "Stranger in a Strange Land" was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the "New York Times" best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including "The Number of the Beast", "Friday", "Job: A Comedy of Justice", "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls", and "To Sail Beyond the Sunset". In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein "is" science fiction.

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