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Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Robert A. Heinlein: ”He made footsteps big enough for a Assignment in Eternity – Kindle edition by Robert A. Heinlein. Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American Science fiction, Internet Archive Wishlist. Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press.

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A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild edge rubbing at front flap fold and a touch at spine ends, some dust soi Edition: Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Boucher and McComas were unenthusiastic about the collection, saying it contained “two lightweight and entertaining novelets and two pretty weak short novels. What better way to make the best plot possible than to read all the Heinlein I haven’t yet burned through?

The four stories are loosely related as speculation on what—that we are not already aware of—makes one a human. For an agonizingly full review, see http: All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Now, I think I’d prefer something like the following: Books by Robert A.


Mar 10, Syd Logsdon rated it it was amazing. Heinlein eternoty in many ways a modern Rudyard Kipling just as Kurt Vonnegut was the modern analog of Mark Twainwith all of his gift for storytelling; he captures the reader’s imagination from the first page and takes you with him on fantastic journeys.

Assignment in Eternity

Heinlein annoyed me in Stranger in a Strange Land and in these books because he seems to only see women as partial equals to men with a roll of marriage and childbearing, but if you look at the dates of these works, you realize that he was ahead of his time. Jerry Was a Man: Under hypnotic command to return in two hours, all but skeptical Howard Jenkins confusingly referred to by either nameonly there for pretty Estelle, vanish.

They want to train these adepts to bring peace to the world. What’s not to like? Interior clean and solid.

It includes quite a bit about the work of Samuel Renshaw, a topic which obviously interested Heinlein a lot much as semantics did. The book contains three novellas and one short story.

Assignment In Eternity

James Graham, Bookseller Published: Here Heinlein gives us a Masonic cabal subverting a future American theocracy. Return to Book Page. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Second Story Books Heinlsin Showing best matches Show all copies.

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The story materials of all four novellas were revisited by Heinlein in later, ln expansive novels. Solid binding, unmarked pages, no cover creases.


Anyway, I can’t shake the thought that Heinlein was basically saying that African-Americans presumably responded because as a chimpanzee Jerry either looked more like them than any other racial group in his, i.

It was a series of novellas tied loosely by the concept that humans don’t really use their minds to potential and what if we did. Bottom right corner tip of front cover is bumped.

Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein

Assignment in Eternityis a collection of four science fiction and science fantasy novellas by American writer Robert A. I’ve never thought of Pegasus the same way since I first read it. Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. These were all written when Heinlein had high hopes for hypnotism in unlocking the potential of the mind hypnosis is the key that starts things in two of the stories. Heinlein has never written a more unusual or more absorbing story.