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Robert A. Heinlein

1907–1988
Novels, stories, scripts
Works on Greatest lists
Greatest Literature

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

Greatest Novels

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

Greatest Novellas

Universe (1941)

Greatest Stories

"The Roads Must Roll" (1940)

Science Fiction

"The Roads Must Roll" (1940)

Universe (1941)

Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)

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Robert A. Heinlein

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1947

Rocket Ship Galileo Juvenile novel

1948

Beyond This Horizon Novel

Space Cadet Juvenile novel

1949

Red Planet Juvenile novel

Sixth Column Novel

1950

The Man Who Sold the Moon Six stories

"Let There Be Light", "The Roads Must Roll", "The Man Who Sold the Moon", "Requiem", "Life-Line", "Blowups Happen"

Waldo & Magic Inc. Two Novellas

Waldo, Magic Inc.

1951

The Green Hills of Earth Ten stories

"Delilah and the Space Rigger", "Space Jockey", "The Long Watch", "Gentlemen, Be Seated!", "The Black Pits of Luna", "It's Great to Be Back!", "—We Also Walk Dogs", "Ordeal in Space", "The Green Hills of Earth", "Logic of Empire"

Between Planets Juvenile novel

The Puppet Masters Novel

1952

The Rolling Stones Juvenile novel

1953

Farmer in the Sky Juvenile novel

Starman Jones Juvenile novel

Assignment in Eternity Four Novellas

Gulf, Lost legacy, Elsewhen, Jerry Was a Man

Revolt in 2100 Novella, two stories and other material

Novella If This Goes On—; stories Coventry, Misfit

1954

The Star Beast Juvenile novel

1955

Tunnel in the Sky Juvenile novel

1956

Double Star Novel

Time for the Stars Juvenile novel

1957

Citizen of the Galaxy Juvenile novel

The Door Into Summer Novel

1958

Have Space Suit—Will Travel Juvenile novel

Methuselah's Children Novel

1959

Starship Troopers Novel

The Menace from Earth Eight stories

"The Year of the Jackpot", "By His Bootstraps", "Columbus Was a Dope", "The Menace from Earth", "Sky Lift", "Goldfish Bowl", "—Project Nightmare", "Water Is for Washing"

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag Six stories

"The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag", "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants", "—All You Zombies—", "They", "Our Fair City", "'—And He Built a Crooked House—"

1961

Stranger in a Strange Land Novel

1963

Podkayne of Mars Juvenile novel

Orphans of the Sky Novel created from two novellas

Glory Road Novel

Novellas Universe, Common Sense

1965

Farnham's Freehold Novel

1966

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Novel

The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein Five stories and other material

incl. "Free Men", "Searchlight", "Solution Unsatisfactory"

1967

The Past Through Tomorrow Twenty-two stories

incl. "Methuselah's Children"

1970

I Will Fear No Evil Novel

1973

Time Enough for Love Novel

1980

The Number of the Beast Novel

Expanded Universe, The New Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein Twenty-five stories and other material

incl. "Successful Operation", "The Last Days of the United States", "How to Be a Survivor", "Pie from the Sky", "They Do It with Mirrors", "No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying", "A Bathroom of Her Own", "On the Slopes of Vesuvius", "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon", "On the Slopes of Vesuvius", "Where To?", "Cliff and the Calories", "Ray Guns and Rocket Ships", "The Third Millennium Opens", "Who Are the Heirs of Patrick Henry?", "Pravda Means Truth", "Inside Intourist", "The Pragmatics of Patriotism", "Paul Dirac, Antimatter, and You", "Spinoff", "The Happy Days Ahead"

1982

Friday Novel

1984

Job: A Comedy of Justice Novel

1985

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Novel

1987

To Sail Beyond the Sunset Novel

1989

Grumbles From the Grave Autobiography

1992

Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master Six stories and other material

incl. "Tenderfoot in Space", "Destination Moon", "The Witch's Daughters", "The Bulletin Board", "Poor Daddy"

Tramp Royale Travelogue

Take Back Your Government!: A Practical Handbook for the Private Citizen Who Wants Democracy to Work Non-fiction

1999

Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein Twenty-seven stories

incl. "Beyond Doubt", "My Object All Sublime", "Pied Piper"

2003

For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs Novel

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES