The Door Into Summer
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world. He remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction."--Stephen KingElectronics engineer Dan Davis has finally made the invention of a... show more
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world. He remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction."--Stephen KingElectronics engineer Dan Davis has finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot with extraordinary abilities, destined to dramatically change the landscape of everyday routine. Then, with wild success just within reach, Dan's greedy partner and greedier fiancée trick him into taking the long sleep--suspended animation for thirty years. They never imagine that the future time in which Dan will awaken has mastered time travel, giving him a way to get back to them--and at them . . .Once again, the author of Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers displays his genius. The Door in to Summer proves why Robert Heinlein's books have sold more than 50 million copies, winning countless awards, and earning him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction. "Heinlein . . . has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time."--Philadelphia Inquirer"One of the grandmasters of science fiction."--The Wall Street Journal
Publish date: June 17th 1997
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
This story is definitely amusing fluff, which seems right for a short sci-fi novel written in the 1950's. I best liked Pete the cat and that the story does not take itself too seriously. Its attitude toward its female characters is pretty awful, though, even taking into account that was written in t...
Time travel, cryogenics, suspended animation, and then spread this through two different eras of the 70's and the year 2000. This is a fun trip that involves a crazy inventor, deception, romance, and a feisty tomcat. And to top it all off RAH wrote about these two eras in 1957!
Amazing setup of plot and protagonist, artful setting of two distinct futuristic time periods- not to mention I love a good time paradox story. I was also impressed by the way Heinlein portrayed intellectual property snafus and got into the practical mind of an engineer. I did feel that the setup ...
3.5 StarsThis is my first Robert Heinlein book. Though I intended to start with [b:Stranger in a Strange Land|350|Stranger in a Strange Land|Robert A. Heinlein|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1156897088s/350.jpg|908211] or [b:The Moon is a Harsh Mistress|16690|The Moon is a Harsh Mistress|Robert A. He...
I really enjoyed this book from beginning to [almost] end. The reason for the "almost" will become apparent. The story of time travel by various means was excellent. When reading this story, you should remember that it was written in the 1950s. Some of Heinlein's predictions are amazing, and some ar...