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Questions 703 – Studying Heinlein

Indiana Jim: Can you recommend a reading list or reading order for getting to know Robert A. Heinlein?

Resources Mentioned
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein
Time Enough for Love by Robert A Heinlein
I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A Heinlein
Friday  by Robert A Heinlein
Job by Robert A Heinlein
To Sail Beyond the Sunset  by Robert A Heinlein
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A Heinlein
Time For The Stars by Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land  by Robert A Heinlein
Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Double Star by Robert A Heinlein
The Green Hills of Earth by Robert A Heinlein
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, a collection by Robert A Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein (in the collection The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag)
and Predestination, based on All You Zombies
The Man Who Traveled in Elephants by Robert A. Heinlein (in the collection The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag)
The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth , a collection by Robert Heinlein
By His Bootstraps (in the collection The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth)
The Menace from Earth  (in the collection The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth)
The Black Pits of Luna  (in the collection The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth)
Gentlemen, Be Seated!  (in the collection The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth)
The Long Watch  (in the collection The Green Hills of Earth & The Menace from Earth)
The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert A Heinlein
The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
Between Planets by Robert A. Heinlein
Tunnel In The Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
Methuselah’s Children by Robert A. Heinlein
Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein (book and film)
Orphans of the Sky  by Robert A Heinlein
Requiem by Robert A. Heinlein
Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: Learning Curve 1907-1948 by William Patterson
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Vol. 2- The Man Who Learned Better, 1948-1988 by William Patterson
The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana by J. Neil Schulman
Requiem: New Collected Works and Tributes to a Grand Master, ed by Yoji Kondo
Grumbles From the Grave by Robert A. Heinlein
Tramp Royale by Robert A. Heinlein
Take Back Your Government by Robert A. Heinlein
On Science Fiction ed. by Isaac Asimov
The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
This I Believe: Our Noble, Essential Decency by Robert A. Heinlein (audiobook)
Heinlein on the Moon Landing (YouTube)
Heinlein in Dimension by Alexi Panshin
Hadrian’s Flight on Every Day Novelist

YA Adventure Special 4: The Heinlein Juvenile Pt 2

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Today, I continue with the Heinlein Juvenile formula sheet, talking about what makes the Heinlein juveniles unusual among young adult novels and which of them create their enduring appeal.

Books discussed, all by Robert A. Heinlein:
Rocketship Galileo
Space Cadet
Farmer in the Sky
Red Planet
Between Planets
The Rolling Stones
Starman Jones
Tunnel in the Sky
The Star Beast
Time for the Stars
Citizen of the Galaxy
Have Space Suit, Will Travel

YA Adventure Special 3: The Heinlein Juvenile Pt 1

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We’ve talked about formulas–what they are, and how to uncover them. Now, we examine the formula for the Heinlein Juvenile in great detail. In this episode, we talk about the roots of the Heinlein Juvenile. Wonder what all the fuss is about? This is where we start to dig in!

YA Adventure Special 1: Extracting a Formula with Gail Carriger

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Today, Gail Carriger joins me to discuss what formulas are and how to extract them in order to learn new ways of storytelling.