Robert A. Heinlein

Easton Press Robert Heinlein books

Stranger in a Strange Land - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1989
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag - Masterpieces of Fantasy - 1997
Starship Troopers - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 2008
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - 4 volume Dark Side of The Moon set - 2018
The Door Into Summer

Writer Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein, born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri, was an influential American science fiction writer often regarded as one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers, alongside Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Heinlein's works have had a lasting impact on the science fiction genre and beyond, exploring a wide range of themes from space exploration and libertarianism to social and political commentary. Heinlein's early life included a diverse array of experiences. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, he served in the Navy until a medical discharge in 1934 due to tuberculosis. This setback led him to pursue a career as a writer. His first significant success came with the publication of his short story Life-Line in 1939, which marked the beginning of a prolific and influential career.

Heinlein's breakthrough novel, Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), became a cultural phenomenon, exploring themes of religion, sexuality, and societal norms. The novel's countercultural influence extended well beyond the science fiction community, and it remains one of Heinlein's most iconic works. Heinlein's body of work also includes classics such as Starship Troopers (1959), a military science fiction novel that won the Hugo Award for Best Novel; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966), which explores themes of revolution and artificial intelligence; and Time Enough for Love (1973), part of Heinlein's Future History series.

Known for his diverse writing style, Heinlein seamlessly transitioned between juvenile science fiction novels and more complex, adult-oriented works. He explored speculative ideas about the future of humanity, space exploration, and the nature of society, often blending science fiction with social and political philosophy. Heinlein's influence on science fiction and popular culture extends to his role in mentoring and inspiring other writers. His works have been adapted into films, television series, and radio dramas. Throughout his career, Heinlein received numerous awards, including multiple Hugo, Retro Hugo, and Grand Master Awards from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Robert A. Heinlein passed away on May 8, 1988, leaving behind a vast and enduring legacy in the world of science fiction. His imaginative storytelling, exploration of provocative ideas, and ability to engage with societal issues have solidified his place as one of the most significant figures in the history of science fiction literature.


Stranger in a Strange Land

Heinlein's all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. It is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And love.

Valentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars, newly returned to Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while teaching them his own fundamental beliefs in grokking, watersharing, and love.

Stranger in a Strange Land grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. The story of the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing and love it is Robert A. Heinlein’s masterpiece.

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

Jonathan Hoag has a curious problem. Every evening, he finds a mysterious reddish substance under his fingernails, with no memory of how it got there. Jonathan hires the husband-and-wife detective team of Ted and Cynthia Randall to follow him during the day and find out, but Ted and Cynthia find themselves instantly out of their depth. Jonathan leaves no fingerprints. His few memories about his profession turn out to be false. Even stranger, Ted and Cynthia's own memories of what happens during their investigation do not match. There is a thirteenth floor to Jonathan's building that does not exist, there are mysterious and threatening beings living inside mirrors, and all of reality is not what they thought it was. Part supernatural thriller, part noir detective story, Heinlein's trip down the rabbit hole leads where you never expected. From the bestselling author of Stranger in a Strange Land, Glory Road and Starship Troopers.

"In the beginning was The Bird. Wise and cruel was The Bird, and wise and cruel were The Sons of the Bird..."

Robert A. Heinlein, the celebrated author of Stranger in a Strange Land, interrupts the lives of two ordinary people for a terrifying night-ride along the interface between reality and . . . our world.

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers is a classic novel by one of science fiction's greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie. In one of Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.

The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the fourth), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it “The Bug War." Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war...

5,000 years in the future, humanity faces total extermination. Our one highly-trained soldiers who scour the metal-strewn blackness of space to hunt down a terrifying an insect life-form known only as 'Bugs.'

This is the story of trooper Johnny Rico, from his idealistic enlistment in the infantry of the future through his rigorous training to the command of his own platoon. And his destiny is a war that will span the galaxy.

Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids.

Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job...

In one of Robert A. Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind’s most alarming enemy.

Robert A. Heinlein announced himself as a master of modern science fiction with Starship Troopers, his controversial take on modern military politics. His best-known novels include The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land

The Door Into Summer

It is 1970, and electronics engineer Dan Davis has finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot with extraordinary abilities, destined to dramatically change the landscape of everyday routine. Then, with wild success just within reach, Dan's greedy partner and even greedier fiancĂ©e steal his work and leave him penniless, and trick him into taking the long sleep—suspended animation for thirty years.

Brilliant engineer Dan Davis finds himself hoodwinked by his greedy business partners and forced to take the Long Sleep… placing him in suspended animation for 30 years. But his partners never anticipated the existence of time travel, enabling Dan to exact his revenge and alter his own future…

When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspended animation, the Long Sleep, becomes irresistible and Dan wakes up 30 years later in the 21st century, a time very much to his liking.

The discovery that the robot household appliances he invented have been mass produced is no surprise, but the realization that, far from having been stolen from him, they have, mysteriously, been patented in his name is. There's only one thing for it. Dan somehow has to travel back in time to investigate.

He may even find Pete...and the girl he really loves

"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world." - Stephen King

"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein." - Dean Koontz

"One of the most influential writers in American Literature." - The New York Times Book Review

"Heinlein… has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

"One of the grand masters of science fiction." - The Wall Street Journal

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