Robert A. Heinlein



Taken from "A Note About The Author" in his book, "Friday": Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri, in 1907. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, he was retired, disabled, in 1934. He studied mathematics and physics at the graduate school of the University of California and owned a silver mine before beginning to write science fiction in 1939. In 1947 his first book of fiction, "Rocket Ship Gallileo", was published....[deleted text listing other books published], all winners of the Hugo Award. Heinlein was guest commentator for the Apollo-11 first lunar landing. In 1975 he received the Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement.


Short Fiction:



  • 1956. Double Star Hugo, Best Novel
  • 1960. Starship Troopers Hugo, Best Novel
  • 1962. Stranger in a Strange Land Hugo, Best Novel
  • 1967. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Hugo, Best Novel
  • 1973. Locus Poll, All-Time Favorite Author
  • 1974. Nebula, Grand Master Award
  • 1977. Locus Poll, All-Time Best Author
  • 1983. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Prometheus, Hall of Fame Award for Best Classic Libertarian SF Novel
  • 1985. Job: A Comedy of Justice Locus Poll, Best Fantasy Novel
  • 1987. Locus Poll, All-Time Best SF Novelist
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