The Past Through Tomorrow: 'Future History' Stories

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Putnam, 1967 - Forecasting - 667 pages
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Prophetic science fiction: Life-line; The Roads Must Roll; Blowups Happen; The Man Who Sold the Moon; Delilah and the Spacerigger; 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 Earth; Logic of Empire; The Menace from Earth; "If This Goes On ..."; Conventry; Misfit; and Methuselah's Children.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

At times boring, at times very entertaining these stories and novellas are assembled all in one place for the true Heinlein fan. A good introduction to some of Heinlein's more prophetic stories. Read full review

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Life-line: **** This was Heinlein's first published story, in 1939. That alone makes it a must-read. The Roads Must Roll: *** I understand that this is science-fiction, but as a premise the technology ... Read full review

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About the author (1967)

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

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