Monday, July 07, 2008

Happy Birthday, Robert A. Heinlein!

From Writer's Almanac: "It's the birthday of Robert Heinlein, born in Butler, Missouri (1907). He wrote more than 50 novels and many collections of short stories. Heinlein is best known for his novel Stranger in a Strange Land, about a boy born during the first manned mission to Mars.

He called his books 'speculative fiction' rather than 'science fiction.' He was trying to write about events that could actually happen, taking into consideration the natural laws of the universe."


Fred Blosser said...

Are they running a spaceship or preparing for a swim meet?

Victor Gischler said...

Heinlein was one of the first authors to really hook me into science fiction. THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS remains one of my favorites.


Bill Crider said...

He hooked a lot of us.