Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Robert A. Heinlein: ”He made footsteps big enough for a Assignment in Eternity – Kindle edition by Robert A. Heinlein. Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American Science fiction, Internet Archive Wishlist. Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press.

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Assignment in Eternity, Pennsylvania: A college professor discovers the key to interdimensional time travel.

This was worth the second read. You’ll want to make that trip again and again. Want to Read saving…. A character in “Elsewhen” says that she’s “free, white, and twenty-one”, if I remember correctly. My personal favorite of the bunch, and one that jumped immediately high on my list of favorite Heinlein asslgnment by definition high in the running for favorite overall is Lost Legacy.

It seems wrong to me that she should, literally a second later, be feeling so wildly romantic that she wants to get married. Russell Books Ltd Xssignment Last edited by Mek. Robert Monroe “short and slender before, but was now barely five feet tall, and stocky, with powerful shoulder muscles” p For Heinlein fans, it’s worth the time.

Her last words, I remember clearly, are “I am very happy. Helen dresses his wound with tea and volunteers to take slide-rules and helpful texts to improve technology and arms of beleaguered; last time Bob arrived naked.

Book Review: Robert A. Heinlein’s Assignment in Eternity

These were all written when Heinlein had high hopes for hypnotism in unlocking the potential of the mind hypnosis is the key that starts things in two of the stories. Was the whole hook of the story the idea that Africans look like monkeys, and vice-versa? Heinlein explores what it means to be human in a very tongue in cheek SF legal short.


Schuyler Miller similarly found the stories “not up to the best in the “Future History” series or the author’s recent teen-age books. For some reason Heinlein didn’t use so much as a paragraph break to indicate a discontinuity or passage of time; this was, I think, a mistake that he would not have made later in his career. Better World Books Condition: Dec 27, Michiel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Assignment in Eternity Robert A. Heinlein, Modern First Editions.

All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Boucher and McComas were unenthusiastic about the collection, saying it contained “two lightweight and entertaining novelets and two pretty weak short novels. Two tiny chips to the surface of the spine.

Which, it turns out, is just enough time to get into telepathic contact with the the hero, whom of course she loved all along, and read through the marriage ceremony. Since there are no Renshawing or semantics centers on every street-corner, I think we can say that Heinlein’s track record on these particular points was not great although it was nowhere near as bad as John W.

Mass Market Paper Back. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. I recall reading it in Jr. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Books by Robert A. I wish I could write like Heinlein does.

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Everyone has identifying qualities – slow plod Izowski, metaphysical Prof, Christian Martha, brave loyal Bob, daring clever Helen, pretty passive Estelle, single-woman Howard. My favorites are -Elsewhen, which posits the mind and body are not bound by space or time, and -Jerry is a Man, in a world of genetically engineered creatures, who is defined as a man?

Prof takes Howard, now warrior remembering childhood beloved Helen. The prequel to Heinlein’s later New. These 4 books are vintage.

Present-day same-old elder teaches mind power to students is somehow related to Ambrose Bierce, myth, fall of gods and Atlantis. Covers lightly worn and rubbed else overall clean sound copy Quantity Available: I’m honestly not sure! And yet I am still trying to read most of his works.

Mar 10, Assivnment Logsdon rated it it was amazing. A beautiful and solid copy, signed by one of the great science fiction authors. Octavo, first state with brick red cloth binding and author’s and publisher’s names 3mm high on spine, pp. Treasury of Great Mysteries Anthology Series. A fairly good set of four stories, or two novellas and two short stories.