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    Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story toAstounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

    He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961),Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). HisFuture History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

    Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

    The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one "The Third Space War" (or the fourth), or whether "The First Interstellar War" fits it better. We just call it “The Bug War." Everything up to then and still later were "incidents," "patrols," or "police actions." However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an "incident" as you are if you buy it in a declared war...

    In one of Robert A. Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind’s most alarming enemy.

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    ISBN 9780441014101
    Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
    Format Paperback
    Pages 320
    Publisher Date 2006-06-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ace Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Heinlein, Robert A.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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