Time for the Stars

Robert A. Heinlein

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Trade Paperback

256 Pages



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Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an unlikely solution—human telepathy.

Identical twins Tom and Pat are enlisted to be the human radios that will keep the ships in contact with Earth, but one of them has to stay behind while the other explores the depths of space. In Time for the Stars, the legendary Robert Henlein gives us a rip roaring novel full of space age wonder and classic storytelling.


Praise for Time for the Stars

"He rewrote U.S. science fiction as a whole in his own image. Robert A. Heinlein may have been the all-time most important writer of genre science fiction."—The Science Fiction Encyclopedia

"[Heinlein] made footsteps big enough for a whole country to follow. And it was our country that did it . . . We proceed down a path marked by his ideas. He showed us where the future is."—Tom Clancy

"The word that comes to mind for [Heinlein] is essential. As a writer—eloquent, impassioned, technically innovative—he reshaped science fiction in a way that defined it for every writer who followed him . . . He was the most significant science fiction writer since H. G. Wells."—Robert Silverberg

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Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely acknowledged to have been the single most important and influential author of science fiction in the twentieth century. He won science fiction’s Hugo Award for Best Novel four times, and in addition, three of his novels were given Retrospective Hugos fifty years after publication. He won Science Fiction Writers of America’s first Grand Master Award for his lifetime achievement. Born in Butler, Missouri, Heinlein graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the navy for five years. He started writing to help
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  • Robert A. Heinlein

  • Robert Anson Heinlein was educated at the University of Missouri and the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving as a naval officer for five years, he retired for health reasons and began publishing SF in 1939. Considered the dean of American SF writers, Heinlein was loved and emulated during the half century that he wrote SF. He wrote dozens of novels and short stories, including Double Star, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, all of which won Hugo Awards. Heinlein was the recipient of the First Grand Master Nebula in 1975, and he was the guest of honor at three World SF Conventions: in 1941, 1961, and 1976. He has repeatedly been voted "best all-time author" in readers' polls. Robert A. Heinlein passed away in 1988.