Robert Heinlein

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  • William Patterson (Independent Scholar - Europe)

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) is most often thought of as a science fiction writer – the pre-eminent science fiction writer of the twentieth century, second, if at all, only to H.G. Wells. And yet, such a label may be misleading: Heinlein actively resisted literary formulae throughout a long and varied writing career that included many forms of fiction and non-fiction, and his restless experimentation repeatedly expanded and altered the boundaries of science fiction as a genre.

Heinlein came late to the writing profession; it was, in fact, his third choice of career. Born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri, Heinlein grew up in Kansas City. In high school he was active in the forensics, science and astronomy, and …

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Patterson, William. "Robert Heinlein". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 June 2004
[, accessed 25 November 2015.]

Articles on Heinlein's works

  1. Between Planets
  2. Citizen of the Galaxy
  3. Farmer in the Sky
  4. Have Space Suit - Will Travel
  5. Red Planet
  6. Rocket Ship Galileo
  7. Space Cadet
  8. Starman Jones
  9. Starship Troopers
  10. The Rolling Stones
  11. The Star Beast
  12. Time for the Stars
  13. Tunnel in the Sky

Related Groups

  1. Speculative and Science Fiction
  2. Young Adult Literature