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Hace algún tiempo que se avistan columnas de agua, además de bolas móviles en diferentes puntos de planeta Tierra. Cómo consecuencia, se deriva la desaparición y posible transporte de personas a otras zonas interconectadas.Debido a esto, el Navío especializado U.S.S Mahan, se encargará de la investigación Hidrográfica, intentado resolver tal magnitud de enigma. Así que se decidirán por internarse, ascendiendo en una de las columnas con una batisfera; en concreto la que está más cercana a su buqu...
Universe: My favorite so far; so mythical, so thrilling, so philosophical, so beautiful and true! What's happening among them, not being able to correctly interpret Jordan Plan, needing to resort to nonsense metaphysical interpretation of it! This reminds me so much of Hobbes and his Materialist interpretation of the Bible. Also, Hugh going out to the no-weight zone, learning the truth, descending back to his fellows, informing them with the truth, they're blinded: Heresy! Prosecute him! This is...
I love the versatility and diversity of Heinlein. While most of the stories have his distinct libertarian bias (which is a good thing, IMHO), all of them have some specific and distinct audience in mind, whether it's mathematicians or boy scouts or just folks scared of the atom bomb.The good thing about this hodge-podge collection is that it collects all those great stories that do not fit any other classification - and we get different story after different story, finishing with maybe the great...
I’m not a science fiction lover, but I came across Heinlein’s name in some article I’d read before COVID-19 initially shut down the USA. I put it on hold at my library, the pandemic hit, and I forgot about it until my library contacted me sometime in September. It’s taken me this long to read it since it’s nearly 800 pages long and reference the first sentence of my review.The stand out stories -And He Built a Crooked House-, By His Bootstraps, Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon, The Year of the J...
Obviously, heinlein is just amazing. I've always, always loved Gulf. All you Zombies hit me a good one, as did Destination Moon and both the scout stories. Even By His Bootstraps, even though I'd recently re-read it in another collection, yet held my attention. I've also reread The Puppet Masters and Time For the Stars during my holiday, so a real good mix of new arrangements and old favourites. But this collection is great, some of the stranger stuff really makes one ponder.
Awesome stories from one of the Great Masters of science fiction. Reaching back to RAH's early beginnings and moving forward, it was much fun to re-read some old favourites and discover ones I had not yet read. If you are a fan of Heinlein and you can find a copy of this book, be advised to pick it up!
This was very cool. I've read the vast majority of the stories before, but there were some new ones in there. The first short stories I ever read by Heinlein as a kid were in here. It's a nice companion to "The Past Through Tomorrow".
I really liked this book; of course I like almost everything by Heinlein. A lot of these stories are very hard to find in print (and some I had never seen before), so I was really pleased to add this to my collection.
I enjoyed most of these short stories. Hard to believe they were from 60-70 years ago. Most were excellent, some where rough around the edges, but that's to be expected even from Heilein. He is the Grandmaster, but was still figuring out the form back in the 30s and 40s.
Some good stories, some not so good and some that I remember from when I read them in the 60s.
Decent, better writing style than Bradbury.
I love Heinlein's work. He was light years ahead of his time (except when it came to smoking; no one could have predicted how drastically we've changed in regards to cigarettes). Surprisingly, I've only read one of the stories in this book before. (Side note: I actually read that one in the original pulp magazine it was published in.) There was only one story that didn't grab me. The rest were sheer brilliance. You'll find a lot of great characters in here, like the guy who figures out a way to
Lesser known short stories by Robert Heinlein. It's been awhile since I read any of his works, so it was nice to once again read one of the SF masters.The stories vary in quality and each reader will probably like different ones. I found ones I enjoyed, plus some I slogged through.All in all, I highly recommend to anyone that enjoys reading some the golden age of SF. For younger readers, however, I remind you that you need to read many of the stories with the time frames in mind; read in the con...
Nice collection of stories, largely consisting of what RAH himself considered to be his second and third tier stories - the stuff he couldnt sell to the highest paying sources, and so he didnt release them under the Robert Heinlein by line, and instead let them be published under alias.The funny thing is, that although some of them are second or third rate, some of them are even better than his more highly acclaimed works. At least, that is how I felt about them. Many of these have been collecte...
It might surprise some of you, but science fiction writing, historically, hasn’t paid very well. For the majority of the 20th century, science fiction writers, even the true geniuses, had to be prolific to put food on the table. And thank God for that.One example of why I’m happy for the hardships inherent in SF writing comes in the form of OFF THE MAIN SEQUENCE: THE OTHER STORIES OF ROBERT A. HEINLEIN. Edited by Andrew Wheeler, this is a collection put out by the Science Fiction Book Club that
A limited edition collection of stories that aren't connected to his Future History universe. I'd read many of them before, thanks to years of used-bookstore scrounging, but still quite enjoyed the compilation. The intros by Greg Bear and Michael Cassut were nicely done and informative. In general, Heinlein's earlier stories leave me feeling upbeat (if a bit inadequate); however, the later stories were much more cautionary ("The Year of the Jackpot"), but considering what he was seeing happen ar...
A goofy story about the statues on Easter Island.Merged review:If anyone has a physical copy of this book, could you please email "My Object Most Sublime" to me? It is the only Heinlein story that I have not read. I think it is only a few pages?This book was a beast to complete, but it was my favorite out of the collection of six
I may be over-rating Off the Main Sequence, but I really enjoyed these Golden Age stories; if possible I'd have given 4.5. Most of them were originally published under one of RAH's pseudonyms and can be presumed to be not his best work, but He Built a Crooked House and By his Bootstrapsare among my favorites.
need to track this one down
Just not into these types of stories, I guess. Loved most of his novels, though.
Includes three short stories published under pseudonym Lyle Monroe that had not previously been issued in any anthologies or in book form.
An amusing little throwaway from early in Heinlein's career, giving an explanation for the giant stone heads of Easter Island.
A nice collections of short stories. I tend to prefer Heinlein's novels more. Recommended