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Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988.
Publication Information:
New York : Baen Publishing, 1999.

Physical Description:
6 unnumbered pages, 248 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Baen book."
Format :


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Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy
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One by one, the Free Nations had fallen, until finally America too was under the heel of the invader. Now the only hope resides in a mountain redoubt where six men work in secret on a plan to rock the planet. . . .

Author Notes

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters. Moving to Kansas City, Mo., at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn MacDonald.

Heinlein was said to have held jobs in real estate and photography, before he began working as a staff writer for Upton Sinclair's EPIC News in 1938. Still needing money desperately, Heinlein entered a writing contest sponsored by the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. Heinlein wrote and submitted the story "Life-Line," which went on to win the contest. This guaranteed Heinlein a future in writing.

Using his real name and the pen names Caleb Saunders, Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, and Simon York, Heinlein wrote numerous novels including For Us the Living, Methuselah's Children, and Starship Troopers, which was adapted into a big-budget film for Tri-Star Pictures in 1997. The Science Fiction Writers of America named Heinlein its first Grand Master in 1974, presented 1975. Officers and past presidents of the Association select a living writer for lifetime achievement. Also, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted Heinlein in 1998.

Heinlein died in 1988 from emphysema and other related health problems. Heinlein's remains were scattered from the stern of a Navy warship off the coast of California.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Written before the United States entered World War II, this title was the first full-length novel by the would-be Hugo, Nebula, and Sequoyah Award-winning sf master. The novel, also known as The Day After Tomorrow, serves up a postwar America defeated by the PanAsians. The Citadel, a secret research facility, inadvertently releases a deadly energy source, the Ledbetter Effect. The six survivors of the Citadel tragedy work toward defying the Pan-Asian invaders and spreading resistance across the ravaged land. VERDICT Stage actor and award-winning narrator Tom Weiner provides an engaging reading, bringing to life each character as well as the ragtag counterinsurgency fighting for survival. This will be welcomed by Heinlein's many fans and sf lovers in general.-Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll. Lib., Newburgh, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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