The Door into Summer
Publish date: February 2003
Pages no: 166
Edition language: English
(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 ...
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...
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