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Robert A. Heinlein
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|Born||Robert Anson Heinlein
July 7, 1907
Butler, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||May 8, 1988
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.
|Pen name||Anson MacDonald
|Occupation||Novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter, aeronautical engineer, lieutenant junior grade USN|
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy|
Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 - May 8, 1988) was an American writer. He mostly wrote science fiction books. He won the Hugo Award four times. Probably his best-known novels are Starship Troopers (1959, Hugo Award, was made into a film), and Stranger in a Strange Land (1961, Hugo Award). Two other Hugo awards were for Double Star (1956) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). Together with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke he is seen as one of the Big Three of Science Fiction.
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