Robert Heinlein

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Robert Heinlein.

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-07-07 - 1988-05-08) was an American science fiction author known for writing about rather controversial topics, yet becoming popular enough to be published in mainstream magazines.

The first book of his I read was Stranger In a Strange Land because it was ranked so high on many top sci-fi lists. I really enjoyed the book, however, after reading other titles by Heinlein, I discovered Stranger had a markedly different theme from his normal stories. In general, Heinlein's stories are politically Libertarian, his heroes are frequently callous and selfish, and Heinlein is pretty sexist even when he's trying not to be.


If the rank is missing, I haven't yet read the book.

Title Published Rank
Rocket Ship Galileo 1947
Beyond This Horizon 1948
Space Cadet 1948
Red Planet 1949
Sixth Column 1949
Farmer In the Sky 1950
Between Planets 1951
The Puppet Masters 1951
The Rolling Stones 1952
Starman Jones 1953
The Star Beast 1954
Tunnel In the Sky 1955
Double Star 1956
Time For the Stars 1956
Citizen of the Galaxy 1957
The Door Into Summer 1957-??-?? 4
Have Space Suit-Will Travel 1958
Methuselah's Children 1958
Starship Troopers 1959-12-?? 2
Stranger In a Strange Land 1961-06-01 1
Podkayne of Mars 1963
Orphans of the Sky 1963
Glory Road 1963
Farnham's Freehold 1964
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress 1966-??-?? 3
I Will Fear No Evil 1970
Time Enough For Love 1973
The Number of the Beast 1980
Friday 1982
Job: A Comedy of Justice 1984
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls 1985
To Sail Beyond the Sunset 1987
For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs 2003
Variable Star 2006