Time for the Stars

Time for the Stars

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Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an unlikely solution--human telepathy.
Identical twins Tom and Pat are enlisted to be the human radios that will keep the ships in contact with Earth, but one of them has to stay behind while the other explores the depths of space.This is one of Heinlein's triumphs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 18mm | 227g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765314940
  • 9780765314949
  • 640,850

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"One of the superb Heinlein stories which have excitement, urbanity, humanity, rationality, pace, understanding, and which are a joy to read."--"The New York Times" on "Time for the Stars"
"Rarely has Heinlein pushed his imagination further. . .a vivid, stirring experience."
--"The" "Chicago Tribune" on "Time for the Stars"
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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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8,456 ratings
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4 40% (3,376)
3 26% (2,172)
2 3% (270)
1 0% (37)
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