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The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

(1985)
A Comedy of Manners
(The third book in the World As Myth series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
As the old guard of SF ages, we are getting more novels of nostalgia. Heinlein is less sentimental than many of his generation but his new book resembles both the latest Bradbury, in making the author the protagonist, and the latest Asimov, in returning to a popular series from early in his career (Future History). Like Heinlein, Richard Ames is an ex-military man turned writer who fancies himself a pundit. An assassination attempt precipitates his marriage to Gwen Novak and sends the newlyweds scurrying to the Moon and then to the planet Tertius, headquarters of the Time Corps. The action, though, is largely beside the point in a novel that is predominantly a dialogue between the protagonists. Their foredoomed attempt to become the Nick and Nora Charles of space (with a bonsai standing in for Asta) is sabotaged less by Heinlein's endless elbow-in-the-ribs wisecracks and more by his inability to convincingly portray a sexual relationship. Given the increasing popularity of his recent, similar work, it is unlikely that the book's short-comings will limit its potentially large audience.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Robert Heinlein's The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Hardback Editions

November 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-517-62906-2 / 978-0-517-62906-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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February 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-450-06149-3 / 978-0-450-06149-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cat Who Walks Ltd
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-399-13116-7 / 978-0-399-13116-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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November 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-399-13103-5 / 978-0-399-13103-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

June 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-441-09499-6 / 978-0-441-09499-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-450-39315-1 / 978-0-450-39315-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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November 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-425-09332-8 / 978-0-425-09332-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cat Walks Walls Int
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-425-09164-3 / 978-0-425-09164-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 1-4708-2466-3 / 978-1-4708-2466-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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January 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls
Author(s): Robert Heinlein
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls
Author(s): Robert Heinlein
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls: A Comedy of Manners
Author(s): Heinlein, Robert A , reader: Weiner, Tom
ISBN: 1-4332-1290-0 / 978-1-4332-1290-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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December 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls: A Comedy of Manners
Author(s): Heinlein, Robert A , reader: Weiner, Tom
ISBN: 1-4332-1291-9 / 978-1-4332-1291-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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December 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Cat Who Walks through Walls: A Comedy of Manners
Author(s): Heinlein, Robert A , reader: Weiner, Tom
ISBN: 1-4332-1292-7 / 978-1-4332-1292-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 0-7887-2940-3 / 978-0-7887-2940-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Author(s): Heinlein
ISBN: 0-671-62143-2 / 978-0-671-62143-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audioworks
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