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Robert A. Heinlein

The Door into Summer

The Door into Summer

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    Gollancz
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The Door into Summer

Robert A. Heinlein

Description

When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspended animation, the Long Sleep, becomes irresistible and Dan wakes up 30 years later in the 21st century, a time very much to his liking.

The discovery that the robot household appliances he invented have been mass produced is no surprise, but the realization that, far from having been stolen from him, they have, mysteriously, been patented in his name is. There's only one thing for it. Dan somehow has to travel back in time to investigate.

He may even find Pete...and the girl he really loves.


Genres

  • science-fiction
  • sci-fi
  • fiction
  • time-travel


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Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he wrote sometimes-controversial works that continue to have an influence on the science-fiction genre, and on modern culture more generally.

Heinlein became one of the first American science-fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science-fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered the "Big Three" of English-language science fiction authors. Notable Heinlein works include Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers (which helped mould the space marine and mecha archetypes) and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

The Door Into Summer was the first book that I read and I was hooked on Heinlein's writing style and vivid imagination; he brought out the child in you that imagined all kinds of adventures to enjoy and new places and peoples to discover. It would be remiss to just mention this one book as Heinlein published 32 novels, 59 short stories, and 16 collections during his life. Four films, two television series, several episodes of a radio series, and a board game have been derived more or less directly from his work. He wrote a screenplay for one of the films. Heinlein edited an anthology of other writers' SF short stories.

Go and explore the works of this imaginative author and live the dreams that came forth from his imagination. 

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