"All You Zombiess

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 
"All You Zombies—" is the basis for PREDESTINATION from Sony Pictures, just released in the US on January 9, 2015, starring Ethan Hawke, directed and written by the Spierig Brothers.

A young man walks into a bar and meets a time-traveling bartender whose origins -- and relation to the young man -- are more convoluted and stranger than the snake-swallowing-his

Overview

"All You Zombies—" is the basis for PREDESTINATION from Sony Pictures, just released in the US on January 9, 2015, starring Ethan Hawke, directed and written by the Spierig Brothers.

A young man walks into a bar and meets a time-traveling bartender whose origins -- and relation to the young man -- are more convoluted and stranger than the snake-swallowing-his-tail ring on the barkeep's finger.

Robert A. Heinlein's "All You Zombies—" is considered one of the most influential and thought-provoking short stories ever to tackle the mind-bending nature and paradoxes of time travel.

Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
The Philadelphia Enquirer - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"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 New York Times
"Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes."
Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014796187
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
61,295
File size:
530 KB

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com,

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 7, 1907
Date of Death:
May 8, 1988
Place of Birth:
Butler, Missouri
Place of Death:
Carmel, California
Education:
Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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"All You Zombiess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Eodtxn More than 1 year ago
An extremely well written short. Anything by Heinlein is worth discussing. You won't see the ending coming,
GinaK More than 1 year ago
This edition of the short story is an excellent way to understand the recent excellent film "Predestination" with Ethan Hawke and to reveal more of the nuances of the film. I really enjoyed this easy and inexpensive way to revisit the film.
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dbc-254 More than 1 year ago
And if you are a person intimidated by thousand page tomes, this is right up your alley. It's a short (but VERY enjoyable/memorable) story that will likely have you clamoring for more of Mr. Heinlein's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample is 8 pages, contains nothing but the list of the authors other books.
skinnygumbo More than 1 year ago
This is a story of time travel, so pay close attention to details. It's interesting, and shows Heinlein's view of time travel, but is not very long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for neon. Was in wolf form.