Assignment in eternity, Volume 3

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New American Library, Nov 1, 1954 - Fiction - 192 pages
16 Reviews
TWO SHORT NOVELS

Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels:

GULF

In which the greatest superspy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can't quite decide what to do with the rest of us....

LOST LEGACY

In which it is proved that we are all members of that league -- or would be, if we but had eyes to see....

PLUS TWO GREAT STORIES

Two of the Master's finest: one on the nature of Being, the other on what it means to be a Man.

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User Review  - Jennifer Hughes - Goodreads

The stories were fine, they were enjoyable, but other authors like Ray Bradbury resonate with me more. I think it's just a matter of taste since Heinlein seems to be well-loved. Read full review

Review: Assignment in Eternity

User Review  - Goodreads

The stories were fine, they were enjoyable, but other authors like Ray Bradbury resonate with me more. I think it's just a matter of taste since Heinlein seems to be well-loved. Read full review

Contents

Gulf
7
Elsewhen
68
Lost Legacy
96
Copyright

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About the author (1954)

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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