The Door into Summer
Dan Davis was tricked by an unscrupulous business partner and a greedy fiancee into spending thirty years in suspended animation just when he was on the verge of a success beyond his wildest dreams. But when he awoke in the future, he discovered he had the means to travel back in time -- and get... show more
Dan Davis was tricked by an unscrupulous business partner and a greedy fiancee into spending thirty years in suspended animation just when he was on the verge of a success beyond his wildest dreams. But when he awoke in the future, he discovered he had the means to travel back in time -- and get his revenge!
Publish date: October 12th 1986
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
I ended up quite liking this but it could have gone either way right up until the last few chapters. This isn't so much a review as a random collection of my thoughts about the book. All over the place, but then so was the book... It's a time travel book written in 1957 about a man living in 197...
(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...
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 ...