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Publisher Comments:

Robert A. Heinlein, the dean of American SF writers, also wrote fantasy fiction throughout his long career, but especially in the early 1940s. The Golden Age of SF was also a time of revolution in fantasy fiction, and Heinlein was at the forefront. His fantasies were convincingly set in the real world, particularly those published in the famous magazine Unknown Worlds, including such stories as "Magic, Inc.," "'They--,'" and "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag." Now all of Heinlein's best fantasy short stories, most of them long novellas, have been collected in one big volume for the first time.

Review:

"[T]he wonderful stories collected here feature [Heinlein's] trademark cool reasoning, though each also depends on the inexplicable. The oldest of them is his small masterpiece, 'Magic, Inc.'....The novella hasn't dated at all; the passage of time has only enriched it....Superb stories — old friends, really — that are well worth the book's price." John Mort, Booklist

Review:

"[A] very fine collection of some Heinlein works that are hard to find in hardcover....[Heinlein] was every bit as good at writing dark fantasy as was Fritz Leiber or Ray Bradbury." Jack B. Merry, Green Man Review

Review:

"[A]mong the author's all time best works....[A] treasure trove of some of the author's best and most well-known stories. The diehard fan and newcomer alike will love having all of these stories in one volume. If, like me, you've always wanted to read these stories but couldn't find them, now is your chance." James M. Palmer, RevolutionSF.com

Synopsis:

Robert A. Heinlein, the dean of American SF writers, also wrote fantasy fiction throughout his long career, but especially in the early 1940s. The Golden Age of SF was also a time of revolution in fantasy fiction, and Heinlein was at the forefront. His fantasies were convincingly set in the real world, particularly those published in the famous magazine Unknown Worlds, including such stories as "Magic, Inc.," "'They--,'" and "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag." Now all of Heinlein's best fantasy short stories, most of them long novellas, have been collected in one big volume for the first time.

Synopsis:

All the short stories and novellas that the "dean of SF" himself considered fantasies have now been collected in one big volume for the first time.

About the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein was educated at the University of Missouri and the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving as a naval officer for five years, he retired for health reasons and began publishing SF in 1939. Considered the dean of American SF writers, Heinlein was loved and emulated during the half century that he wrote SF. He wrote dozens of novels and short stories, including Double Star, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, all of which won Hugo Awards. Heinlein was the recipient of the First Grand Master Nebula in 1975, and he was the guest of honor at three World SF Conventions: in 1941, 1961, and 1976. He has repeatedly been voted "best all-time author" in readers' polls. Robert A. Heinlein passed away in 1988.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312875572
Author:
Heinlein, Robert A.
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories (Single Author)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.2 x 0.965 in

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Product details 352 pages Tor Books - English 9780312875572 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he wonderful stories collected here feature [Heinlein's] trademark cool reasoning, though each also depends on the inexplicable. The oldest of them is his small masterpiece, 'Magic, Inc.'....The novella hasn't dated at all; the passage of time has only enriched it....Superb stories — old friends, really — that are well worth the book's price."
"Review" by , "[A] very fine collection of some Heinlein works that are hard to find in hardcover....[Heinlein] was every bit as good at writing dark fantasy as was Fritz Leiber or Ray Bradbury."
"Review" by , "[A]mong the author's all time best works....[A] treasure trove of some of the author's best and most well-known stories. The diehard fan and newcomer alike will love having all of these stories in one volume. If, like me, you've always wanted to read these stories but couldn't find them, now is your chance."
"Synopsis" by ,
Robert A. Heinlein, the dean of American SF writers, also wrote fantasy fiction throughout his long career, but especially in the early 1940s. The Golden Age of SF was also a time of revolution in fantasy fiction, and Heinlein was at the forefront. His fantasies were convincingly set in the real world, particularly those published in the famous magazine Unknown Worlds, including such stories as "Magic, Inc.," "'They--,'" and "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag." Now all of Heinlein's best fantasy short stories, most of them long novellas, have been collected in one big volume for the first time.

"Synopsis" by , All the short stories and novellas that the "dean of SF" himself considered fantasies have now been collected in one big volume for the first time.
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