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Robert Anson MacDonald Heinlein

Heinlein, Robert Anson MacDonald (hĪˈlĪn) [key], 1907–88, American science-fiction writer, b. Butler, Mo. His best-known novel, Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), concerns a young man raised by Martians who returns to earth. It became a cult classic during the 1960s. Other works include The Green Hills of Earth (1951), a collection of short stories; Double Star (1956), Starship Troopers (1959), The Door into Summer (1957), The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966), and The Cat Who Walks through Walls (1985). Heinlein's writings helped win respect for science fiction as literature.

See study by H. B. Franklin (1980).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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