Requiem : Collected Works & Tributes to the Grand Master

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Requiem is a compelling celebration of Robert A. Heinlein and his vision, containing many rare, uncollected works by the Grand Master of science fiction, including the novellas Destination Moon, which was made into the famous George Pal film, and Tenderfoot in Space. Also featured are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Greg Bear, and Larry Niven.

Heinlein was the pre-eminent science fiction writer of the twentieth century, and Requiem reveals his mass influence on and passion for space exploration--his glory and his dream.
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Product details

  • Book | 341 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • First
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765320541
  • 9780765320544
  • 940,493

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"I've read (and cried over) Requiem--a fine memorial." --Arthur C. Clarke

"A real treasure for all of Robert Heinlein's children." --Greg Bear

"Heinlein was one of the molders of the world in which we live today." --Robert Silverberg

"Heinlein showed us where the future is." --Tom Clancy

"Heinlein was admired and envied for more than half a century by the brightest human beings on Earth." --Larry Niven
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About Robert A Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely acknowledged to have been the single most important and influential author of science fiction in the twentieth century. He won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Novel four times, and in addition, three of his novels were given Retrospective Hugos fifty years after publication. He won Science Fiction Writers of America's first Grand Master Award for his lifetime achievement.

Born in Butler, Missouri, Heinlein graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the navy for five years. He started writing to help pay off his mortgage, and his first story was published in Astounding Science-Fiction magazine in 1939. In 1947, he published a story in The Saturday Evening Post, making him the first science-fiction writer to break into the mainstream market. Long involved in politics, Heinlein was deeply affected by events such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Cold War, and his fiction tended to convey strong social and political messages. His many influential novels include Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and Time Enough for Love. At the time of his death in 1988, he was living in Carmel, California with his wife Virginia.
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