Requiem is a compelling celebration of Robert A. Heinlein and his vision, containing many new and uncollected works by the Grand Master of science fiction, including two major novellas: Destination Moon, which was made into the famous George Pal film, and Tenderfoot in Space. There are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, and Gordon R. Dickson, as well as an introduction by Virginia Heinlein.
Heinlein was the pre-eminent science fiction writer of the twentieth century. Requiem reveals the story of Heinlein's passion for space exploration-his glory and his dream.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)|
About the Author
Robert Anson Heinlein was educated at the University of Missouri and the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving as a naval officer for five years, he retired for health reasons and began publishing SF in 1939. Considered the dean of American SF writers, Heinlein was loved and emulated during the half century that he wrote SF. He wrote dozens of novels and short stories, including Double Star, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, all of which won Hugo Awards. Heinlein was the recipient of the First Grand Master Nebula in 1975, and he was the guest of honor at three World SF Conventions: in 1941, 1961, and 1976. He has repeatedly been voted "best all-time author" in readers' polls. Robert A. Heinlein passed away in 1988.
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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What People are Saying About This
I read (and cried over) Requiem -- a fine memorial.
Eighty six thousand words of Robert Heinlein -- never been in book form before. A real treasure for all of Robert Heinlein's children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall I enjoyed this. My favorite part was the short story "Tenderfoot in Space", which was originally printed in Boys Life. It concerns a boy and his dog. It is touching and delightfully unpredictable. The essays at the end got a bit repetitive, as each guest author spoke about how Heinlein had affected them. The essays were enjoyable, there was just alot of overlap in what they had to say. Overall, an excellent book, well worth the time. I would definitley recommend it to any Heinlein fan.