Requiem: Collected Works and Tributes to the Grand Master

Overview

Requiem is a compelling celebration of Robert A. Heinlein and his vision, containing many rare, uncollected works by the Grand Master of science fiction, including the novellas Destination Moon, which was made into the famous George Pal film, and Tenderfoot in Space. Also featured are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Greg Bear, and Larry Niven.

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Overview

Requiem is a compelling celebration of Robert A. Heinlein and his vision, containing many rare, uncollected works by the Grand Master of science fiction, including the novellas Destination Moon, which was made into the famous George Pal film, and Tenderfoot in Space. Also featured are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Greg Bear, and Larry Niven.

Heinlein was the pre-eminent science fiction writer of the twentieth century, and Requiem reveals his mass influence on and passion for space exploration—his glory and his dream.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I've read (and cried over) Requiem—a fine memorial."

—Arthur C. Clarke

"A real treasure for all of Robert Heinlein's children."

—Greg Bear

"Heinlein was one of the molders of the world in which we live today."

—Robert Silverberg

"Heinlein showed us where the future is."

—Tom Clancy

"Heinlein was admired and envied for more than half a century by the brightest human beings on Earth."

—Larry Niven

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765320544
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/13/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,426,284
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely acknowledged to have been the single most important and influential author of science fiction in the twentieth century. He won science fiction’s Hugo Award for Best Novel four times, and in addition, three of his novels were given Retrospective Hugos fifty years after publication. He won Science Fiction Writers of America’s first Grand Master Award for his lifetime achievement.

 

Born in Butler, Missouri, Heinlein graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the navy for five years. He started writing to help pay off his mortgage, and his first story was published in Astounding Science-Fiction magazine in 1939. In 1947, he published a story in The Saturday Evening Post, making him the first science-fiction writer to break into the mainstream market. Long involved in politics, Heinlein was deeply affected by events such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Cold War, and his fiction tended to convey strong social and political messages. His many influential novels include Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and Time Enough for Love. At the time of his death in 1988, he was living in Carmel, California with his wife Virginia.

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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