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Robert A. Heinlein
Birth date: July 07, 1907
Died: May 08, 1988
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What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 5 months ago
As the cover informs me, this is "The most famous science fiction novel ever written". Well, I am no expert for science fiction literature, but I wouldn’t go this far. And even if it is the most famous sci-fi novel ever written, it certainly is not the best.First of all, I disliked this initial will...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-07-24)Random rumblings on our inability to predict the future.Pop-up display screens and visual aiming (guiding a missile by looking at the target) for fighter pilots is discussed in the recent fiction paperback "FoxFire.'' The technology for visual aiming is actually quite ol...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-07-28)Probably the biggest role for a cat outside of Norton is in Heinlein's A DOOR INTO SUMMER --- the hero talks more to his cat than he does to the woman he ends up marrying.[KK: That doesn't surprise me; Heinlein seems to hate all human females over the age of 12. If y...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-07-26)Although Clarke was far ahead of his time in regard to synchronous communications satellites, even here he missed a few beats. Although I have not read his science article detailing the suggestion, his early fiction always had the satellites MANNED. He did not foresee th...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-08-06)I was not a Heinlein fan before. I've probably read most of his work, but there are only 3 of his books I've kept to enjoy reading again. I've kept more than 3 of a LOT of other authors, such as Leinster, McCaffrey, Dickson, James White, and even Philip E. High. Nor did ...
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