The Number of the Beast

The Number of the Beast

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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When two male and two female supremely sensual, unspeakably cerebral humans find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies -- and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller coaster ride of adventure and danger, ecstasy and peril.

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When two male and two female supremely sensual, unspeakably cerebral humans find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies -- and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller coaster ride of adventure and danger, ecstasy and peril.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449130704
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
387,301
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 4.12(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was an American science-fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was an influential and controversial author of the genre in his time. Some of his most popular works include Glory Road, as well as his controversial bestsellers Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and the short story All You Zombies. Heinlein’s books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback.

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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The Number of the Beast 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
RAH takes some ties to his universe and heads off on a completely different tack. Friends have initally said they didn't like the '666 book', but admitted that it just took them by surprise. This book could easily have been written in 2000, it is RAH, modern. Most of his previous work is in the grand old style of SF.(my personal favorite). Very entertaining as any good book has to be, and Heinlein but...different.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An incredible book that enters the realm of such classic authors as Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." Ever wonder what the Chesire cat was really like? Want to visit OZ? This is a masterpiece that travels through space and time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is that this is one of the great Heilein novels which should be in anyone's library. It ties in well with all his stories dealing with Lazarus long. A Must read.