One of those superb Heinlein stories which have excitement, urbanity, humanity, rationality, pace, understanding; and which are a joy to read. Here again is Heinlein at his best.
by Robert A. Heinlein (Author). He rewrote US sf as a whole in his own image. Robert A. Heinlein may have been the all-time most important writer of genre sf. ―The Science Fiction Encyclopedia. Book 10 of 12 in the Heinlein's Juveniles Series. He made footsteps big enough for a whole country to follow.
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The basic plot line is derived from a 1911 thought experiment in special relativity, commonly called the twin paradox, proposed by French physicist Paul Langevin. The Long Range Foundation (LRF) is a non-profit organization that funds expensive, long-term projects for the benefit of mankind.
I promptly volunteered for the reconnaissance party. First I braced my uncle Major Lucas to let me join his guard. He told me to go roll my hoop. If you think I have any use for an untrained recruit, you're crazier than you apparently think I am. If you wanted to soldier, you should have thought of it as soon as we torched of. "But you've got men from all the departments in your guard.
It was a couple of months later that I found out that Dr. Devereaux had seen entirely different possibilities in my being able to use the "wave length" of Uncle Alf and Sugar Pie from the obvious ones I had seen. I had continued to talk with both of them, though not as often as I had at first. Sugar Pie was a young lady now, almost eighteen, in normal school at Witwatersrand and already started practice teaching.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely acknowledged to have been the single most important and influential author of science fiction in the twentieth century. He won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Novel four times, and in addition, three of his novels were given Retrospective Hugos fifty years after publication. He won Science Fiction Writers of America's first Grand Master Award for his lifetime achievement. Born in Butler, Missouri, Heinlein graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the navy for five years
Authors: Robert A. Heinlein.
Authors: Robert A.
Author: Robert Heinlein. I The long range FOUNDATION2. II The natural logarithm of TWO3. III Project LEBENSRAUM4. V The party of the second PART6. VI Torchship "Lewis and clark"7.
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Publisher: Del Rey (November 12, 1984)
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