Time Enough for Love

Time Enough for Love

by Robert A. Heinlein
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Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein

The capstone and crowning achievement of  the Future History series, from the New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Science Fiction...

Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with Time that he became his own ancestor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441810765
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1987
Series: Future History Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 129,581
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.40(d)
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 hed 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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sehlat More than 1 year ago
An electronic edition of this book has been in my "buy on sight" list for years. But THIS edition isn't it. Raddled with typos, vital information, including the illustrations is missing. I've seen BETTER electronic copies (unauthorized) on the net for free. In my opinion, the publisher should refund triple my money as a penalty for gross contempt of the book, the author, and the suckers ... er ... buyers.
tamarscott More than 1 year ago
I've been a lifelong fan of Heinlein and was thrilled to obtain a digital copy of this novel; however, there are so many typographical errors -- which do not appear in my paperback copy; I assume this was an OCR scan that was not checked against the hard copy -- that it's almost painful to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story...too bad so much has been cut out in the nook version! I would not have bought this if I had known. I recommend the tree version of this book.
tierofflies More than 1 year ago
I am very ubhappy with the Nook Book version I recently purchased. So many ommisions both annotated and not that the continuity of the story is ruined. Many of the passages that I remember from my first reading many years ago have been left out and I really cannot fathom why this weas done and am very dissappointed in the publisher and Barnes & Noble as well. If the book is to be chopped up as this one is,it should be so stated before it is sold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read a book that had several thousand words omitted throughout the story! That leaves a lot of holes in the story! Don't waste your money on this nook version. Seek out the full story elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the Lazarus Long books multiple times over 50 years, and this is my favorite!
Ann_Marie_Dange More than 1 year ago
The book is set in the consistently changing fluctuation of time. Lazarus Long (the main character) is the main component to drive the story to its ending. This book covers love, marriage, death, life, and life after death. Throughout the story, little tidbits of everlasting wisdom show up and speak of the human condition. A definitive great read!
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Katbooks_ More than 1 year ago
Future history through the eyes of one man.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
I would so marry Woodrow Wilson Smith, aka Lazarus Long, if I got the chance. (Or at least invite him mattress-dancing.) Love, adventure, sex, time-travel, talking space-yachts and computers with personalities. Heinlein's I Will Fear No Evil is a close second.
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Kimscraps70 More than 1 year ago
I read "Methuselah's Children" first and really enjoyed it. I read "Time Enough For Love" next, with high expectations. It had the potential to tell a very intriguing and compelling story. I was terribly disappointed. There were not nearly enough details about the everyday life experiences in this distant future on these new planets. There could have been heart-warming moments between Lazarus and his first family, the children he later raised/sired, and the women in his life. But the author chose not to take advantage of those aspects. The narrative started out promising, then quickly devolved into a string of different stories almost all of which centered around women basically begging Lazarus to have sex with them and impregnate them, and the free-love-anything-goes-let's-have-an-orgy scenario. All aspects of parent/child, sibling, and other familial relationships were dealt with as "archaic" and "out-dated". Parents, children (grown), siblings, cousins, even brothers and sisters all viewed each other as sex objects, and continuously talked about/engaged in sex. This is NOT my idea of science fiction. It was more accurately a male-chauvinist's idea of a future sexual utopia in which he could have sex with any and as many people as possible, with no strings attached. Terribly disappointing.
Sue_in_Wisconsin More than 1 year ago
I had this book years ago, and lost it. Something made me remember it, so I ordered it for my library. It was like reuniting with an old friend. LOVE Lazarus's Notebook pages! If you've never read it, and like things that are a bit different, read it. If you haven't read it in a while, re-visit it.
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Kelset More than 1 year ago
Have always loved this book. Lazarus is a great character, but the narrator is the wrong person for this book. He sounds like a 20 year tying to act like an old man. He's terrible for this character. Most of the time he sounds like Groucho Marx. He kills a great book. Would not recommend this to anyone. If you want to enjoy Heinlein's work read it yourself.
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TFP1 More than 1 year ago
It is fun book to read yet it makes you think about the serious aspects of life; jobs, war, happiness, loves, and the inevitability of death. This book is a must read, especially for teenagers.
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