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Robert Heinlein


(Robert Anson Heinlein)
USA flag (1907 - 1988)

aka Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York

Robert Heinlein was an American novelist and the grand master of science fiction in the twentieth century. Often called 'the dean of science fiction writers', he is one of the most popular, influential and controversial authors of 'hard science fiction'.

Over the course of his long career he won numerous awards and wrote 32 novels, 59 short stories and 16 collections, many of which have cemented their place in history as science fiction classics, including STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS and the beloved STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
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Heinlein's Juveniles
   1. Rocket Ship Galileo (1947)
   2. Space Cadet (1948)
   3. Red Planet (1949)
   4. Farmer in the Sky (1950)
     aka Satellite Scout
   5. Between Planets (1951)
     aka Planets in Combat
   6. The Rolling Stones (1952)
     aka Tramp Space Ship / Space Family Stone
   7. Starman Jones (1953)
   8. The Star Beast (1954)
     aka Star Lummox
   9. Tunnel in the Sky (1955)
   10. Time for the Stars (1956)
   11. Citizen of the Galaxy (1957)
   12. Have Spacesuit - Will Travel (1958)
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Novels
   Sixth Column (1941) (as by Anson MacDonald)
     aka The Day After Tomorrow
   Beyond This Horizon (1948) (as by Anson MacDonald)
   The Puppet Masters (1951)
   Double Star (1955)
   The Door into Summer (1957)
   Starship Troopers (1959)
     aka Starship Soldier
   Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
   Podkayne of Mars (1962)
   Glory Road (1963)
   Farnham's Freehold (1964)
   The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)
   I Will Fear No Evil (1970)
   Friday (1982)
   Job (1984)
   For Us, the Living (2003)
   Variable Star (2006) (with Spider Robinson)
   The Pursuit of the Pankera (2020)
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Omnibus
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Collections
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Chapbooks
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Novellas
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   Expanded Universe (1980)
   Grumbles from the Grave (1989)
   Tramp Royale (1992) (with Virginia Heinlein)
   Take Back Your Government! (1992)
     aka How to be a Politician
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Anthologies containing stories by Robert Heinlein
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Short stories
Lifeline (1939)
Misfit (1939)
And He Built a Crooked House (1940)
Blowups Happen (1940)
Magic, Inc. (1940)
     aka The Devil Makes the Law
The Roads Must Roll (1940)
Beyond Doubt (1941) (with Elma Wentz)
By His Bootstraps (1941) (as by Anson MacDonald)
They (1941)
Universe [short story] (1941)
Goldfish Bowl (1942)
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag [short story] (1942)
Waldo (1942)
Columbus Was a Dope (1947)
Destination Moon (1947)
The Green Hills of Earth [short story] (1947)
It's Great to Be Back (1947)
Water is for Washing (1947)
Gulf (1949)
The Long Watch (1949)
Our Fair City (1949)
The Man Who Sold the Moon [short story] (1950)
Project Nightmare (1953)
Sky Lift (1953)
The Menace from Earth [short story] (1957)
All You Zombies (1959)
This I Believe (1989)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel winner (1956) : Double Star
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1959) : Have Spacesuit - Will Travel
Hugo Best Novel winner (1960) : Starship Troopers
Hugo Best Novel winner (1962) : Stranger in a Strange Land
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1964) : Glory Road
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1966) : The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Hugo Best Novel winner (1967) : The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1967) : The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1974) : Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1974) : Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1983) : Friday
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1983) : Friday
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1983) : Friday
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1985) : Job: A Comedy of Justice
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1985) : Job: A Comedy of Justice
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : To Sail Beyond the Sunset


Books about Robert Heinlein
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Robert Heinlein recommends
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Paingod and Other Delusions (1965)
Harlan Ellison
"This book is raw corn liquor - you should serve a whiskbroom with each shot so the customer can brush the sawdust off after he gets up from the floor."
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Red Heroin (1965)
(Paul Crane, book 1)
Wade Curtis (Jerry Pournelle)
"A hell of a good yarn... the most realistic counter-espionage story I've read in a long, long time."
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The Last Starship from Earth (1968)
John Boyd
"Terrific...it belongs on the same shelf with 1984 and Brave New World."
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The Mote in God's Eye (1974)
(Moties, book 1)
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
"Possibly the finest science fiction novel I have read."
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Moon of Ice (1988)
Brad Linaweaver
"I greatly enjoyed Moon of Ice. It reminded me sharply of how close we came to losing World War II. It's a good story."

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