The Number of the Beast

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449130704
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 410,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 4.12 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein
A science fiction pioneer, Robert A. Heinlein wrote popular stories that doubled as vessels for his political and cultural observations. In classics such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers, Heinlein blended suspenseful adventure with (sometimes controversial) visions of alternate worlds.

Biography

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri in 1907. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he was retired, disabled, in 1934. He studied mathematics and physics at the graduate school of the University of California and owned a silver mine before beginning to write science fiction in 1939. In 1947 his first book of fiction, Rocket Ship Galileo, was published.

Heinlein was guest commentator for the Apollo 11 first lunar landing. In 1975 he received the Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Mr. Heinlein died in 1988.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Anson MacDonald; Robert Anson Heinlein (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 7, 1907
    2. Place of Birth:
      Butler, Missouri
    1. Date of Death:
      May 8, 1988
    2. Place of Death:
      Carmel, California

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2002

    Change gears and Turn the Corner

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    A Must read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2002

    A New World

    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.

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