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Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988)

Autore di Fanteria dello spazio

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: At SunCon, 1977.


Opere di Robert A. Heinlein

Fanteria dello spazio (1959) 11,936 copie
Straniero in terra straniera (1961) 10,733 copie
La luna è una severa maestra (1966) 10,238 copie
Lazarus Long l'immortale (1973) 5,484 copie
Operazione domani (1982) 4,970 copie
Il pianeta del miraggio (1984) 4,183 copie
La ‰porta sull'estate (1956) 3,989 copie
Il numero della bestia (1980) 3,857 copie
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel (1958) 3,701 copie
Il terrore dalla sesta luna (1951) 3,587 copie
La via della gloria (1963) 3,583 copie
I Will Fear No Evil (1970) 3,364 copie
Cittadino della galassia (1957) 3,068 copie
Stella doppia (1956) 3,052 copie
To Sail Beyond the Sunset (1987) 3,043 copie
farnham's freehold (1964) 2,941 copie
La via delle stelle (1955) 2,833 copie
The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) 2,655 copie
Una famiglia marziana (1963) 2,448 copie
Universo (1941) 2,415 copie
Il Pianeta rosso (1949) 2,379 copie
I figli di Matusalemme (1958) 2,342 copie
The Rolling Stones (1952) — Autore — 2,124 copie
The Green Hills of Earth (1941) 2,092 copie
Sesta colonna (1941) 2,073 copie
Cadetti dell spazio (1948) 2,067 copie
I pionieri dello spazio (1950) 2,024 copie
Revolt in 2100 (1939) 1,996 copie
Time for the Stars (1956) 1,968 copie
Il cucciolo spaziale (1954) 1,950 copie
Oltre l'orizzonte (1942) 1,941 copie
Expanded Universe (1980) 1,897 copie
Il mestiere dell'avvoltoio (1959) — Autore — 1,888 copie
The Man Who Sold the Moon (1939) 1,866 copie
Between Planets (1951) 1,834 copie
Assignment in Eternity (1941) 1,737 copie
Waldo & Magic, Inc. (1950) 1,676 copie
Rocket Ship Galileo (1947) 1,654 copie
The Menace From Earth (1941) 1,628 copie
A noi vivi (2004) 1,379 copie
Variable Star (2006) 1,194 copie
Grumbles from the Grave (1989) 1,148 copie
Requiem (1992) 732 copie
The worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966) — Introduzione — 623 copie
Tomorrow the Stars (1952) — A cura di — 578 copie
Tramp Royale (1992) 331 copie
Take Back Your Government (1992) 212 copie
La storia futura (1939) 172 copie
Outward Bound (1958) 126 copie
Destination Moon (1950) 84 copie
The Year of the Jackpot (1952) 75 copie
Silent Thunder/Universe (1991) — Collaboratore — 67 copie
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder [2008 film] (2008) — Autore — 61 copie
Life Line (1939) 58 copie
The Puppet Masters [1994 film] (1994) — Writer — 55 copie
Anonima stregoni (1940) 47 copie
Universe [short fiction] (1941) 43 copie
Lost Legacy (1941) 40 copie
Misfit [short fiction] (1939) 36 copie
Tenderfoot in Space (1956) 35 copie
Destination Moon [1950 film] (1950) — Autore — 34 copie
Coventry [short fiction] (1940) 24 copie
If This Goes On (1940) 20 copie
Waldo, o dell'impossibile (2019) 16 copie
Sky Lift (1953) 13 copie
Requiem [short fiction] (1939) 12 copie
They (1941) 12 copie
Alpha : science fictionnoveller. 1 (1980) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Supernova (1974) 11 copie
Gulf (1949) 11 copie
Goldfish Bowl (1943) 10 copie
Free Men (1946) 10 copie
'—All You Zombies—' (1959) 9 copie
Drie SF-novellen (1978) 8 copie
Heinlein Box Set (1975) 7 copie
Jerry Was A Man (1947) 7 copie
Historia del futuro IV (1986) 7 copie
Elsewhen [short story] (1941) 7 copie
Pied Piper (1943) 7 copie
Successful Operation (1940) 6 copie
A Bathroom of Her Own (1946) 4 copie
Creating a Genre (2010) 4 copie
Topeltstaar (2019) 4 copie
The Bulletin Board (1951) 4 copie
Una famiglia marziana - Urania 323 (1963) — Autore — 3 copie
Poor Daddy (1949) 3 copie
Farmer in the Sky / Orbitsville (1959) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
La sombra del espacio (1979) 3 copie
Witch's Daughters (1946) 3 copie
They Do It With Mirrors (1947) 3 copie
Longue vie (1999) 2 copie
jackpots (2011) 2 copie
Cliff And The Calories (1950) 2 copie
Destination Outreterres (2022) 2 copie
Stea dublă 1 copia
Dubler 1 copia
Sexta Coluna 1 copia
sf omnibus 1 copia
Friday 3 (1983) 1 copia
Pioniere im Weltall (1951) 1 copia
1967 1 copia
Friday I Livro 1 (1983) 1 copia
Friday II Livro 3 (1983) 1 copia
Piętaszek (1992) 1 copia
Kawaleria Kosmosu (1994) 1 copia
Galaktika kodanik (2021) 1 copia
Entre Panetas 1 copia

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Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Collaboratore — 197 copie
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Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Collaboratore — 90 copie
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Giants Unleashed (1965) — Collaboratore — 87 copie
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Citizens (2011) — Collaboratore — 71 copie
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Timescapes (1997) — Collaboratore — 57 copie
Beyond Human Ken (1952) — Collaboratore — 54 copie
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966) — Collaboratore — 54 copie
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Collaboratore — 53 copie
Tomorrow's Worlds: Ten Stories of Science Fiction (1969) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The Astounding-Analog Reader Volume One (1972) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Classic Science Fiction (1995) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Tomorrow X 4 (1964) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
Science Fiction: The Great Years Vol II (1975) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Heinlein, Robert Anson
Altri nomi
Heinlein, R. A.
MacDonald, Anson
Monroe, Lyle
Riverside, John
Saunders, Caleb
York, Simon
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Cremated (Ashes spread in the Pacific)
Luogo di nascita
Butler, Missouri, USA
Luogo di morte
Carmel, California, USA
Causa della morte
Luogo di residenza
Butler, Missouri, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bonny Doon, California, USA
Carmel, California, USA
Colorado, USA
United States Naval Academy (B.Eng.|1929)
Attività lavorative
short story writer
naval officer
aeronautical engineer
Heinlein, Virginia (wife)
United States Navy
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Premi e riconoscimenti
SFWA Grand Master (1974)
SF Hall Of Fame (Posthumous Inductee ∙ 1998)
Hugo Award 1956, 1960, 1962
Breve biografia
Robert Anson Heinlein was born in July 1907, in Missouri.  A military career was ended by tuberculosis in 1934.  After a brief attempt at politics, he became a hugely prolific science fiction author, writing novels and short stories until his death in 1988.

Robert Anson Heinlein July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and retired Naval officer. Sometimes called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction. His published works, both fiction and non-fiction, express admiration for competence and emphasize the value of critical thinking. His work continues to have an influence on the science-fiction genre, and on modern culture more generally.

Heinlein became one of the first American science-fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science-fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered the "Big Three" of English-language science fiction authors. Notable Heinlein works include Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers (which helped mold the space marine and mecha archetypes) and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. His work sometimes had controversial aspects, such as plural marriage in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, militarism in Starship Troopers and technologically competent women characters that were strong and independent, yet often stereotypically feminine – such as Friday.

A writer also of numerous science-fiction short stories, Heinlein was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship (1937–1971) of John W. Campbell at Astounding Science Fiction magazine, though Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree.

Heinlein used his science fiction as a way to explore provocative social and political ideas, and to speculate how progress in science and engineering might shape the future of politics, race, religion, and sex. Within the framework of his science-fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the nature of sexual relationships, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices.

Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. Four of his novels won Hugo Awards. In addition, fifty years after publication, seven of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence. In his fiction, Heinlein coined terms that have become part of the English language, including grok, waldo and speculative fiction, as well as popularizing existing terms like "TANSTAAFL", "pay it forward", and "space marine". He also anticipated mechanical computer-aided design with "Drafting Dan" and described a modern version of a waterbed in his novel Beyond This Horizon. In the first chapter of the novel Space Cadet he anticipated the cell phone, 35 years before Motorola invented the technology. Several of Heinlein's works have been adapted for film and television.




I libri per ragazzi di Heinlein non sono eccessivamente complicati, ma di certo hanno una visione dell'"animale uomo" in età adolescenziale molto, non so... ragionieristica? Leggo di 16-20enni dispersi su un pianeta ostile che parlano di costituzione (di cui ricordano a memoria interi spezzoni!), penso a me e a i miei compagni di scuola e mi viene da ridere, lo ammetto.

Certo, paragonato al Il Signore delle mosche si tratta di una visione molto più ottimista, Heinlein immagina una società dove certe competenze vengono date a livello scolastico e i pargoli allevati con un bagaglio di senso civico e coscienza governativa che ad averceli, saremmo noi la maggiore la potenza mondiale. Diciamo che ad oggi, sentire un diciassettenne che fa astute mosse politiche e pensa solo al matrimonio uccide un po' il mio senso di verosimiglianza.

Come per tutti gli altri suoi libri, anche questo va letto con le lenti del suo tempo, e alcune cose assumono un significato ben diverso: il ruolo femminile si sente, anche se con molte limitazioni: una delle protagoniste femminili è descritta come estremamente competente, ma nel momento di maggior pericolo viene comunque "messa al sicuro con le altre donne". Per nessuna di loro si mette in dubbio il matrimonio, anche la sorella del protagonista, con una solida carriera nell'esercito, sostiene di avere come obbiettivo nella vita "una fattoria e sei figli".

Allo stesso tempo Rod, il protagonista, viene prontamente sbugiardato non appena inizia a cianciare di superiorità maschile, con il suo stesso migliore amico che lo prende, pur bonariamente per scemo, e appunto, una sorella maggiore che lavora nell'esercito e ne sa molto più di lui.

Diciamo che forse, per il periodo, Heinlein era uno dei più progressisti, con il bonus extra che moltissimo dei suoi personaggi (inteso come come "protagonisti") non sono mai "caucasici", ma anzi, di etnie molto differenti e la cosa è gestita come assolutamente normale. Solo non sono sicura di quanto dei romanzi così lenti e densi di tecnicismi potrebbero essere apprezzati da un ragazzi del 2020.
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JaqJaq | 39 altre recensioni | Jan 7, 2022 |
Visto lo stile molto "freddo" ho trovato migliori i suoi libri 'per ragazzi', probabilmente perché cincischia di meno con spiegazioni tecniche che appesantiscono la narrazione senza avere un buon bilanciamento dato da personaggi carismatici... anzi, diciamo pure personaggi ben definiti.

Diciamo che tutti loro, protagonista incluso, sono solo veicoli della storia, per il resto potrebbero essere intercambiabili: estremamente razionali, senza nessuna pulsione che ci permetta di simpatizzare.

Per quanto riguarda i personaggi femminili, non mi aspettavo molto di più da un romanzo del periodo, soprattutto conoscendo già l'autore: le donne sono 'forti' a parole, ma nella storia non apportano nessun contributo utile... però, dopo aver letto l'ultimo Clive Cussler (che scrive nel 2020 eh), devo dire che Heinlein risulta quasi progressista!

Lo consiglio se siete appassionati di Fantascienza e volete dare un occhio ad autori che hanno "fatto la storia" del genere. Se siete neofiti e volete approcciarvi al genere non credo sia per voi, ormai è troppo lontano dai gusti di un lettore moderno.
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JaqJaq | 180 altre recensioni | Jan 7, 2022 |
*** ITA/ENG ***
Thorby è un giovane schiavo, che dopo essere stato acquistato da un mendicante per pochi spiccioli, inizia un viaggio alla scoperta delle proprie origini.

Heinlein è sempre una garanzia per quanto riguarda i suoi 'ragazzini nello spazio', e riesce anche a metterci delle nozioni di fisica (e di come si potrebbe applicare alla navigazione interplanetaria) che lasciano intuire la sua preparazione sull'argomento.

I suoi personaggi sono sempre definiti all'interno del romanzo, anche se dopo aver letto un po' dei suoi romanzi 'giovanili' risultano un po' troppo simili tra di loro e ho notato alcune piccole discrepanze nella trama: lo stile di vita di Baslim sembra un po' troppo comodo ricco per essere un 'semplice' mendicante e questo viene spiegato col fatto che sia una spia. Più avanti nel libro, viene però che detto il suo lavoro come spia era perfetto perché viveva solo con quello che guadagnava come mendicante?

Per chi ama la fantascienza, credo che sia ancora un autore molto importante.

This book is among Heinlein 'Juvenile novels', and as usual the protagonist is has a young boy growing up in a big universe. Thorby's life as a slave gets a big turn when is bought by a beggar...

When you have read a lot of Heinlein's novels for the young, many of the protagonist sound a lot alike, but within the book I find them coherent and well defined. The author's notions of physic and space traveling are still interesting, especially since they add to the realism of the series (I am not competent enough to tell if one of those theories is outdated).

I recommend this book to science-fiction lovers, as I find Heinlein is still a relevant author for the genre.
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JaqJaq | 61 altre recensioni | Jan 7, 2022 |
Vincenzop. | 32 altre recensioni | Mar 21, 2018 |


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Mark Van Name Introduction
Paul Verhoven Producer
Lorenzo Senatore Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt Composer
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
Leith Stevens Composer
George Pal Producer
James Warhola Cover artist
Donato Giancola Cover artist, Illustrator
Gene Szafran Cover artist
Darrell K Sweet Cover artist
Lloyd James Narrator
Carl Lundgren Cover artist
Tim White Cover artist
Paul Lehr Cover artist, Cover Artist
Bruce Pennington Cover artist
Steele Savage Cover artist, Illustrator
John Melo Cover artist, Cover art
Rosemarie Hundertmarck Translator, Übersetzer
Wulf H. Bergner Translator
Michael Whelan Cover artist
Richard M Powers Cover artist
Clifford Geary Cover artist, Illustrator
Gordon C Davies Cover artist
Barclay Shaw Cover artist
Karel Thole Cover artist, Cover designer
Alan Breese Cover artist
Bob Eggleton Cover artist
Domingo Santos Translator
Stanley Meltzoff Cover artist
Les Edwards Cover artist
Stephen Hickman Illustrator, Cover artist
Marcel Bieger Translator, Revisor
Chris Moore Cover artist
Walter Brumm Translator, Übersetzer
William H. Patterson, Jr. Introduction, Preface
Vincent di Fate Cover artist
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
Gino D'Achille Cover artist
Matti Kannosto Translator
Jack Gaughan Cover artist
Tom Weiner Narrator
Franco Brambilla Illustrator
George Wilson Narrator
Tom Caldwell Cover artist
Dick Bruna Cover artist, Cover designer
John-Henri Holmberg Translator, Afterword
Klaus Holitzka Cover artist
Gunnar Gällmo Translator
Andreas Nottebohm Cover artist
Michael Dirda Introduction
Neil Boyle Cover artist
Davis Meltzer Cover artist
Giuseppe Lippi Contributor
Marco Patrito Cover artist
Lima de Freitas Cover artist
John Griffiths Cover artist
David Stevenson Cover designer
Romas Kukalis Cover artist
Clifford N. Geary Cover artist
Heinz Nagel Translator
Darrell Sweet Cover artist, Illustrator
Robert McQuay Narrator
Hillary Huber Narrator
Cliff Nielsen Cover artist
Léone Maillet Translator
Amy Hill Designer
Wolfgang Jeschke Herausgeber
Vittorio Curtoni Translator
Kattri Ezzoubi TÕlkija.
Thomas Schlück Translator
Kai Nurmik Toimetaja.
Matti Pärk Kujundaja.
Mel Hunter Cover artist
John Holmes Cover artist
Gerald Grace Cover artist
Mark Turetsky Narrator
Sarah A. Hoyt Afterword
Jos van Amsterdam Cover artist
Gregory Manchess Cover artist
Clyde Caldwell Cover artist
Tom Stimpson Cover artist
István Nemes Translator
Nazlı Korkut Translator
Theo Capel Translator
Thomas Day Translator
Attila Joó Translator
Ken MacLeod Introduction
Anthony Roberts Cover artist
Veikko Rekunen Translator
Michel Chrestien Translator
C.W. Bacon Cover artist
Richard Powers Cover artist
Albert García Translator
Riccardo Valla Translator
Gerry Grace Cover artist
Boris Vallejo Cover artist
Fred Major Narrator
Pignolo Ginetta Translator
Hoot Von Zitzewitz Cover artist
Irving Docktor Cover artist
Gordon Davies Cover artist
Jaime Martijn Translator
Cemal Kaplangı Translator
Peter Jones Cover artist
Sanne Sannes Cover artist
John Picacio Cover artist
Leo Dillon Cover artist
John Berkey Cover artist
Lee Rosanblatt Cover artist
Rick Sternback Cover artist
Pauline Jones Cover artist
Steve A. Hughes Afterword
Gorden C Davis Cover artist
David Baker Narrator
Harry Östlund Translator
Sirkka Carlson Translator
Edd Cartier Cover artist
Patrick Turner Cover artist
Claude Lacroix Cover artist
Bernhard Borchert Cover artist
Jean Muray Translator
Herbert Roch Translator
Karl Stephan Cover artist
Kelly Freas Cover artist
Nick Podehl Narrator
Scott Brick Narrator
Henry Kuttner Introduction
Eduardo Saladés Translator
Anton Grumbacker Translator
Gun Amelin Translator
Jan Parker Cover artist
Joe Petagno Cover artist
Sandy Kossin Cover artist
Felix Visser Translator
Alan Aldridge Cover artist
Peter Gudynas Cover artist
W.I. Van Der Poel Cover artist
Walter Velez Cover artist
Robert J. Engle Cover artist
Bill Skurski Cover artist
Travis Taylor Foreword
Ruud Bal Translator
Jim Burns Cover artist
Andrew Eiden Narrator
William Patterson Introduction
Eurico Fonseca Translator
Patrick Woodroffe Cover artist
Thomas W. Voter Cover artist
Tristan Elwell Cover artist
Robert James Afterword
Mark Stutzman Cover artist
Stephan Martiniere Cover artist
Pat Morrissey Cover artist
Jim Cunningham Photographer
D. F. Vassallo Illustrator
Kirk Reinert Cover artist
Robert Buettner Afterword
David Weber Introduction
Scott Grimando Cover artist
David Hartwell Introduction
Gerald Bishop Bibliography
Joe DeVito Cover artist
Klaus Porschka Illustrator
Hilya Brinis Translator


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