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Best Heinlein Books To Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Heinlein books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1997)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadRobert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, an influence so large that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, “modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean.” He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record that still stands.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers (1969)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1969) ASIN: B000KF8IC2 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,914 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,446,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #55806 in Science Fiction Adventures (Books) #24452 in Military Science Fiction (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land (2018)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadRaised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Time Enough For Love (1982)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadAbout the Author Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Glory Road (2006)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadE. C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him:”ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

The Cat Who Walks through Walls (1988)

 Best Heinlein Books To Read Dr. Richard Ames is an ex-military man, a sometime writer, and unfortunate victim of mistaken identity.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

The Door Into Summer (1959)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Signet Books; First Edition edition (1959) Language: English ASIN: B009N6CWEO Shipping Weight: 1 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 399 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,149,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #12949 in Hard Science Fiction (Books) #59689 in Science Fiction Adventures (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Grumbles From The Grave by Robert A. Heinlein (1991-08-22) ()

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Orbit ASIN: B01K93Q8S0 Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,894,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Friday by Heinlein, Robert A. [01 March 1983] ()

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadPaperback Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; New Ed edition ASIN: B00C7GA7KI Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,966,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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I Will Fear No Evil (1987)

 Best Heinlein Books To ReadAs startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein’s awesome masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything. Even a new life in the body of a beautiful young woman.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Friday (2018)

 Best Heinlein Books To Read“His best since The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.” Jerry Pournelle “A charming protagonist in a story as sleekly engineered as a starship. This one should fly.”—Publishers Weekly “One of Heinlein’s best, which is to say one of the best in all of Science Fiction—terrific story with a superbly realized heroine and world.”—Poul Anderson Friday is a secret courier and ardent lover.
Author(s): Robert A. Heinlein

Best Heinlein Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some heinlein books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

RNA Tagging: Methods and Protocols

Author(s): Manfred Heinlein
ID: 2876824, Publisher: Springer US;Humana, Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Author(s): Alec Nevala-Lee
ID: 2295695, Publisher: Dey Street Books, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Listening Bilingual: Speech Perception and Comprehension in Bilinguals.

Author(s): François Grosjean and Krista Byers‐Heinlein
ID: 2362728, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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