The man who sold the moon: Harriman and the escape from Earth to the Moon!

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Shasta Publishers, 1950 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Review: The Man Who Sold the Moon (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Camille Mccarthy - Goodreads

I liked this a lot better than "Stranger in a Strange Land" because I feel that Heinlein is a lot better as a short-story writer. With "Stranger in a Strange Land" it seemed like he got a little bit ... Read full review

Review: The Man Who Sold the Moon (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline")

User Review  - Zoffix Znet - Goodreads

I love Heinlein and it's the only reason why this book is worth spending any time on. "The Man Who Sold The Moon" is not the only story in this volume. The book also includes "The Roads Must Roll ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION John W Campbell Jr
9
LET THERE BE LIGHT
41
THE ROADS MUST ROLL
60
Copyright

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About the author (1950)

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. 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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