Robert Heinlein's Novels of the Future - Worlds of Speculative Fiction (lecture 25)
Robert A. Heinlein bibliography
Followed by 60 of our members. Heinlein's Juveniles 1. Rocket Ship Galileo 2. Space Cadet 3. Red Planet 4. Starman Jones 8. Tunnel in the Sky
He developed new themes, new techniques and approaches. He became the first science fiction writer to break into major general magazines in the s and s with true, undisguised science fiction, and the first bestselling novel-length science fiction in the s. Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri, but spent his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, in the early years of the 20th century. This was a time of great religious revival across America, especially socially marginalized areas such as Missouri. The outlook and values of this period would influence his later works; however, he would also break with many of its social mores, at least on an intellectual level, frequently portraying them as narrow-minded and parochial.
Robert A. Some of his work is also considered part of the fantasy genre as well. Heinlein wrote about space exploration as if it were a very real possibility. Other common themes in his work included individualism, non-conformity and free love. Because much of his work was written during the Civil Rights Movement, he would often imply a major character was not white or he would use an alien as a metaphor for another human race in a positive manner.
Background and objective:
Robert A. Heinlein
Along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. And, rightfully so, it is because of his eclectic works and achievements in the field that he became its first Grand Master in Although Missouri was his birthplace, his family only stayed there for a few more months after his birth, before deciding to move to Kansas City where he would be spending most of his youth. His destiny to become a great science fiction writer seemed apparent from the start, as young Heinlein was always seen in the Kansas City Public Library immersed in books of astronomy and science fiction. He was such a voracious reader of such stories that he declared that he had read all the science fiction stories he could get his hands on by the age of He enjoyed reading books by famous sci-fi and fantasy writers like H.
The science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein — was productive during a writing career that spanned the last 49 years of his life; the Robert A. Heinlein bibliography includes 32 novels, 59 short stories and 16 collections published during his life. Four films, two TV series, several episodes of a radio series, and a board game derive more or less directly from his work. He wrote a screenplay for one of the films. Heinlein edited an anthology of other writers' SF short stories. Three non-fiction books and two poems have been published posthumously.