Sixth Column

Sixth Column

by Robert A. Heinlein
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Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein

New introduction and afterword by military SF star Tom Kratman.

Six Against Six Million for Freedom!

It’s six against six million in a brilliantly waged near-future war for nothing less than liberty and justice for all. The counterinsurgency for freedom is on, and defeat is not an option. A perfect Heinlein near-future adventure with a new introduction and afterword by popular military SF writer Tom Kratman!

About Robert A. Heinlein:

“Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the great writer of such fiction in the world.”—Stephen King.

“One of the grand masters of science fiction.”—Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451638721
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 824,868
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert A Heinlein is considered one of the “Big Three” of classic science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). Heinlein is a seven-time Hugo Award recipient and was given the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Heinlein’s juveniles alone have influenced generations of scientists, engineers and creators the world over (for instance, it was once estimated that everyone in the Apollo 11 mission control room had read and loved at least one Heinlein novel). His worldwide bestsellers include Have Space Suit—Will Travel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
According to legend, Heinlein was given the concept of 'Sixth Column', and was supervised during the writing by John Campbell, who conceived a weapon that could selectively incapacitate races...a concept Heinlein, understandably, found distasteful. It is to his credit that the novel works, and is such an exciting 'read'; in fact, it is one of his better stories during a most prolific period of his career. But it has stirred controvery since it's publication!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is what a lot of us grew up on.supposedly everything was black and white and the good guys always won but with but with heinlein you always looked a little deeper.and knew the human race was a little better then you thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep in mind Heinlein wrote this after the Rape of Nanking. The characterizations reflect the 1940s view of the world.
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