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)
- Starship Troopers (1969)
- Stranger in a Strange Land (2018)
- Time Enough For Love (1982)
- Glory Road (2006)
- The Cat Who Walks through Walls (1988)
- The Door Into Summer (1959)
- Grumbles From The Grave by Robert A. Heinlein (1991-08-22) ()
- Friday by Heinlein, Robert A. [01 March 1983] ()
- I Will Fear No Evil (1987)
- Friday (2018)
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1997)
Robert 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.
Starship Troopers (1969)
Paperback 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?
Stranger in a Strange Land (2018)
Raised 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
Time Enough For Love (1982)
About 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.
Glory Road (2006)
E. 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.
Dr. Richard Ames is an ex-military man, a sometime writer, and unfortunate victim of mistaken identity.
The Door Into Summer (1959)
Paperback 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?
Paperback 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?
Paperback 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?
I Will Fear No Evil (1987)
As 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.
“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.
Best Heinlein Books to Read
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Plasmodesmata: Methods and Protocols
Author(s): Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso; Manfred Heinlein
ID: 3247006, Publisher: Humana, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
Social Memory. Classical Theories and New Perspectives
Author(s): Oliver Dimbath, Michael Heinlein
ID: 3510000, Publisher: Brill/Fink, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Heinlein in Dimension
Author(s): Alexei Panshin
ID: 3272466, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 2021, Size: 37 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.