The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners

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Putnam, 1985 - Fiction - 382 pages
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Follows the dashing Colonel Colin Campbell, a philosopher/soldier/rogue, on a whirlwind adventure from orbiting luxury condos to the Wild West free-enterprise zones of the Moon to the daydream fantasy worlds of past and future.

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Review: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)

User Review  - Erica Anderson - Goodreads

I recently read a highly regarded female-centered SF novel that credited Heinlein as its inspiration. I read a lot of SF, but I've never read Heinlein. Seemed like a good time to check him out. Uh, no ... Read full review

Review: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)

User Review  - Max Lybbert - Goodreads

An entertaining book. It's hard science fiction until the last 100 pages or so. The strictures of hard science fiction are dropped largely because this book ties together several of Heinlein's stories ... Read full review


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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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