Publish date: September 12th 2013
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Implausible and impossible to put down- like all of Heinlein's books I've read its hero is a man of action and boundless self confidence, a wisecracking all-American cowboy figure who brushes obstacles aside, a genial dictator figure who knows that as long as he's left in charge everything will be o...
One of my favorite Heinlein adult SFs, it nevertheless shows signs of it's age. One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was — as usual — in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, ...
Read as part of A Heinlein Trio omnibus.
This isn't my favorite Robert Heinlein book, and it's not in my opinion his best book, nor his most famous book, but it may very well be his most fun--science fiction writer Brian Aldiss thought so. It's one of only four of Heinlein novels that won him a Hugo in his lifetime. (The others were Starsh...
An enjoyable romp, I may have missed some of the finer points about politics. Will look for annotations to fill me in, if need be. On many Sci Fi classics lists, and deservedly so - this book certainly influenced other writers in the last 56 years.