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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

  • Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780340938348
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 655
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Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

  • Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143111620
  • Category: FICTION
  • Page: 528
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Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K.

Glory Road

Glory Road

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429912529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D." How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the "handsome" part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. She seemed to have many names, but agreed he could call her "Star." A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes. Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it. Glory Road is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

I Will Fear No Evil

I Will Fear No Evil

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101503089
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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The brilliantly shocking story of the ultimate transplant from New York Times bestselling author Robert A. Heinlein. As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein's awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman. Once again, master storyteller Robert A. Heinlein delievers a wild and intriguing classic of science fiction.

Slan

Slan

A Novel

  • Author: A. E. van Vogt
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312852368
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 247
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After escaping extermination by the humans, young Jommy Cross searches for the meaning of the Slans' great mental superiority

The Mote in God's Eye

The Mote in God's Eye

  • Author: Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671741926
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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The accidental killing of a group of emissaries to Earth threatens man's survival

Job

Job

A Comedy of Justice

  • Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780450058400
  • Category:
  • Page: 368
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After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world ....

The Puppet Masters

The Puppet Masters

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618247352
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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First came the news that a flying saucer had landed in Iowa. Then came the announcement that the whole thing was a hoax. End of story. Case closed. Except that two agents of the most secret intelligence agency in the U.S. government were on the scene and disappeared without reporting in. And four more agents who were sent in also disappeared. So the head of the agency and his two top agents went in and managed to get out with their discovery: an invasion is underway by slug-like aliens who can touch a human and completely control his or her mind. What the humans know, they know. What the slugs want, no matter what, the human will do. And most of Iowa is already under their control. Sam Cavanaugh was one of the agents who discovered the truth. Unfortunately, that was just before he was taken over by one of the aliens and began working for the invaders, with no will of his own. And he has just learned that a high official in the Treasury Department is now under control of the aliens. Since the Treasury Department includes the Secret Service, which safeguards the President of the United States, control of the entire nation is near at hand . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781473616127
  • Category: Imaginary wars and battles
  • Page: 416
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In 2075, the Moon is no longer a penal colony. But it is still a prison... Life isn't easy for the political dissidents and convicts who live in the scattered colonies that make up lunar civilisation. Everything is regulated strictly, efficiently and cheaply by a central supercomputer, HOLMES IV. When humble technician Mannie O'Kelly-Davis discovers that HOLMES IV has quietly achieved consciousness (and developed a sense of humour), the choice is clear: either report the problem to the authorities... or become friends. And perhaps overthrow the government while they're at it. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress has been called Robert A. Heinlein's crowning achievement. His best-known novels include Starship Troopers Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land.

The cat who walks through walls

The cat who walks through walls

a comedy of manners

  • Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 382
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Follows the dashing Colonel Colin Campbell, a philosopher/soldier/rogue, on a whirlwind adventure from orbiting luxury condos to the Wild West free-enterprise zones of the Moon to the daydream fantasy worlds of past and future

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780340837955
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 655
  • View: 6272
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Epic, entertaining, Stranger in a Strange Land caused controversy and uproar when it was first published. Still topical and challenging today, the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the first man from Mars to visit Earth, is in the great tradition of stories that endure through the power of the author's imagination that stretches from Gulliver's Travels to 1984

Methuselah's Children

Methuselah's Children

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575113197
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 175
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After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them: nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality...

Time for the Stars

Time for the Stars

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429983426
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an unlikely solution--human telepathy. Identical twins Tom and Pat are enlisted to be the human radios that will keep the ships in contact with Earth, but one of them has to stay behind while the other explores the depths of space.This is one of Heinlein's triumphs.

Friday

Friday

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • ISBN: 9780345414007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Beautiful Friday, a genetically engineered courier of the future, travels from New Zealand to Canada to beyond, as she engages in a series of daring and intriguing assignments. By the author of Starship Troopers. Reprint.

Skellig

Skellig

  • Author: David Almond
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 038572988X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 192
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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Arrival

The Arrival

  • Author: Shaun Tan
  • Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
  • ISBN: 9780734415868
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 128
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What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown. This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey.

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312875572
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Collected in a single volume for the first time, all of Heinlein's finest fantasy short stories and novellas come together in a selection that includes "Magic, Inc., " "They," and "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag," among other notable works. Reprint.

Letters of a German American farmer

Letters of a German American farmer

Jürnjakob Swehn travels to America

  • Author: Johannes Gillhoff
  • Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 180
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Early in the twentieth century, drawing upon the hundreds of letters written to his father by students who had emigrated to northeastern Iowa from Mecklenburg, in northeastern Germany, Johannes Gillhoff created the composite character of Juernjakob Swehn: the archetype of the upright, honest mensch who personified the German immigrant, on his way to a better life through ambition and hard work. Gillhoff's farmer-hero, planting and harvesting his Iowa acres, joking with his neighbors during the snowy winters, building a church with his own hands, proved so popular with the German public that a million copies of Jurnjakob Swehn der Amerikafahrer are in print. Now for the first time this wise and endearing book is available in English."First, let's talk about pigs", Juernjakob Swehn writes from his farm in Iowa. "In America, pigs have a curly tail and talk in Low German so I can understand them". Swehn builds a log house and makes a success of farming, marries a woman who's "a whole different nation that has its confidence front the inside", raises a family, and becomes an elder in the Lutheran church. He recognizes his good fortune but acknowledges that memories of his village grow stronger every year, that "being homesick is the best thing that home can do for you . . . no power on earth holds on to you like your homeland". It is this sense of home, both in Iowa and in Mecklenburg, that makes Juernjakob Swehn appeal to today's readers as much as he appealed to readers in 1916.

The Shout

The Shout

  • Author: Stephen Leather
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 1473671825
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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He hunts. He kills. He burns Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet thirty and already crew manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth. The answer is close - perhaps too close. Vicky's already been burnt once, and now she's playing with fire . . . ************ PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER 'A master of the thriller genre' Irish Times 'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping' Irish Independent 'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist' Sunday Express

Have Space Suit, Will Travel

Have Space Suit, Will Travel

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416505490
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 249
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Teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell wins second prize in a soap jingle contest, a used worn spacesuit, and, while trying on his prize in his backyard, suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey as a prisoner aboard the ship of a space pirate, headed toward the Moon and a series of encounters with many bizarre creatures and situations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.