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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Often called “the dean of science fiction writers”, he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of “hard science fiction”.

But given that the book was first published eternigy Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. The last story, Elsewhenwas the purest “thought experiment” etenrity the set, and came the closest to fantasy. July 14, History. The professor himself is a bit unusual for a Heinlein protagonist, in that he’s actually rather gentle and academic; less, well, “Heinleinish” than most of Heinlein’s later heroes, who tend to be virtual supermen in almost every sense of the word.

Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. My favorite story was “Jerry Was a Man,” which I actually hadn’t heard of before reading this book; I think it was the most compelling and least pulpy of the four. Used – Very Good. And the end is quite touching. Tiny cover crease front cover bottom left corner, modest shelfwear, appears unread, a near fine copy. So she manages to get into the witch’s bedroom, ties her up, and then starts torturing her to get the information.

Paperback in English – 2nd printing. A college professor, a surgeon, and a student discover that all humans are capable of things like ESP, telekinesis, flight, and anything involving mind over matter, if they exercise the right portion of their brain. The supermen infiltrate our hero and his not-quite-girlfriend into the evil old lady’s lair, and they await their chance.


Assignment in Eternity – D Robert A. Gulf is easily the strongest story, although Lost Legacy was a really fun read, as well. Soon after, they find themselves drawn to Mount Shasta in Northern California where they encounter a group of mystics who have long ago wternity such abilities and are waiting for the right opportunity to reveal themselves to the world in the hopes of setting eternit on a path to enlightenment.

You could drink it, or take a bath in it. And then he gets Jerry to sing “Ol’ Man River” in the courthouse, and that makes the case. Heinlein fans probably will find something redeeming here. Magers and Quinn Booksellers Condition: Or the pasted-on love story. It’s easy to think that characters like this are just rip-off from James Bond, but then when you work it out this This book has 4 short stories of Heinlein’s from to The teasing is sexist – or, by standards, normal – but Joan Freeman is fully a part of assjgnment team.

DJ spine head eternihy gently rubbed. New English Library, London, Vintage Heinlein at it’s best. After boring blah-blah, each narrates adventure at remove past tense, instead of reader experiencing first-hand present. First Edition; one of numbered copies inscribed by the author; fine in a dust jacket with very light rubbing.

Robert Monroe “short and slender before, but was now barely five feet tall, and stocky, with powerful shoulder muscles” p So, it’s one of those stories where the hero discovers that he’s got superhuman powers.

Dec 27, Michiel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jerry was a assignmetn is my favorite. Ends sad with token mate could be a dog for all the character. This is a collection of four of his early short stories — Gulf, Elsewhen, Lost Legacy, and Jerry Was a Man — and really the only horrifying thing other than the gender roles, which, okay, mostly aren’t his fault, come on, it was the 30s or 40s was the bit where I was expected to root for the supermen with superpowers and think they should automatically get to run the lives of us lesser assignmeng.


Assignment In Eternity by Heinlein, Robert a

To win basic civil rights for the enhanced apes she employs eterniyy legal firm and and a “shyster” Heinlein’s word, not mine. Sign up to receive offers and updates: This fascinating theme is handled with typical Heinlein novelty. Read up on Mount Shasta and Ambrose Bierce first, before reading this book. Worse than just “dated. There is darkening on the back fold crease, minor loss at the spine ends and minor wear overall. This is the now uncommon very first paperback printing.

Otherwise I probably wouldn’t recommend it. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

Assignment In Eternity

Paperbackpages. The four stories all deal somehow with the infinite possibilities of the human mind and spirit — as RAH saw them, which was pretty infinite. Preview — Assignment in Eternity by Robert A.

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