I Will Fear No Evil

I Will Fear No Evil

by Robert A. Heinlein

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I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein

The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein.

As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman.

Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101503089
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/1987
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 58,804
File size: 619 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

Robert A. Heinlein’s books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time he died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1907

Date of Death:

May 8, 1988

Place of Birth:

Butler, Missouri

Place of Death:

Carmel, California


Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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I Will Fear No Evil 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I made a valid attempt to finish IWFNE, really I did. But in the end, the monotony and lifeless characters forced me to put it down. The story seemed to remain in an endless loop of sexual banter and culinary delights. Sorry Robert, I gave it my best shot. If you are thinking of exploring his work,don't let this be your first Heinlein experience.
IAsimov More than 1 year ago
The book is about brain transplants. Even though the concept seems out of a B-Movie (or maybe E-Movie) I am a fan of Robert Heinlein and know that he has some great and thought provoking books. The author goes well up to page 100. From there the story goes down the drain. What I have most trouble is how the main character goes from Business Tycoon to a caricature of girlie girl. It makes no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your'e a hard-core SCI-FI fan, this one is not for you. Set in a mid-21st Century future where American Society has largely broken down, but written with the mid-20th century principles of free love, this is a wild mental ride. It is plodding at first, but finishes strong. Keep an open mind.
Ann_Marie_Dange More than 1 year ago
In order to read this book, you must have an open mind about gender and life. In order to understand the full story, one must not allow society's opinions of gender squash the message portrayed by the story. A great read and it speaks to the human condition.
Keen More than 1 year ago
Heinlein really gets into his "feminine side" with this book. A multibillionare has his brain transfered into the body of a sexy woman and learns how the other side thinks and feels. He learns all about the female body and the wonder of multiple orgasms. Sexual without being pornographic and a very entertaining read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not the best Heinlein and when I finally got finished with page 320 I found the next page was 353! The book was smooth bound, so nothing had fallen out, it was simply missing 32 pages. I guess I will try to find a hardcover copy to see if it has the same problem.
Anonymous 7 days ago
In one word. DIFFERENT.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Didn't fly with the critics of the time, because it was so far ahead of its time. I must admit though, that last line is ambiguous, probably intentionally so, and I don't quite know what to do with it. Roz?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably now my favorite book of all time!
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I'm a huge fan of Robert Heinlein. However, this was not a good story. I put this novel down repeatedly. Still, I kept coming back to the story again and again with the expectation that the storyline would pick up up and be worth the time to finish the book. Sadly, the novel never gained any momentum or even a modicum of interest. I would recommend this author to any fan of fine science fiction. Please select one of his other novels and consider this story an early effort that led to more polished works with later practice.
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Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“I Will Fear No Evil” by Robert Heinlen is a dramatically woven story of the potential pros and cons of performing brain transplants. Johann Smith, the main character, is a man who is extremely wealthy but only has a limited time left to live on earth. In the story Mr. Smith mentions that he constantly heard the saying “You Can’t Take It With You.” He was determined to get around that phrase by undergoing a brain transplant with a willing and healthy body between 20-40 years old. He ends up unexpectedly having a brain transplant with Eunice Branca. Mr. Smith is very familiar with her because she was his favorite secretary. The only reason why I gave this story only three stars is due to the fact that I was expecting more spontaneous action plot elements similar to what are seen in the Star Trek and Star Wars movies. This book is more for those who are looking for a book that is centered around the conversation dialogue of characters describing their feelings on life and what they are going to do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters. Great story.
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