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Robert A. Heinlein
Heinlein signing autographs at Worldcon 1976
Heinlein signing autographs at Worldcon 1976
Born Robert Anson Heinlein
(1907-07-07)July 7, 1907
Butler, Missouri, U.S.
Died May 8, 1988(1988-05-08) (aged 80)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.
Pen name Anson MacDonald
Lyle Monroe
John Riverside
Caleb Saunders
Simon York
Occupation Novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter, aeronautical engineer, lieutenant junior grade USN
Alma mater
Period 1939–1988
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Notable works
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Starship Troopers
  • Time Enough for Love
Spouse
  • Elinor Curry
    (m. 1929; div. 1930)
  • Leslyn MacDonald
    (m. 1932; div. 1947)
  • Virginia Gerstenfeld (m. 1948)

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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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