By Robert A. Heinlein
Requiem is a compelling party of Robert A. Heinlein and his imaginative and prescient, containing many new and uncollected works by way of the Grand grasp of technological know-how fiction, together with significant novellas: vacation spot Moon, which used to be made into the well-known George friend movie, and Tenderfoot in house. There are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, and Gordon R. Dickson, in addition to an creation through Virginia Heinlein.Heinlein was once the pre-eminent technology fiction author of the 20 th century. Requiem unearths the tale of Heinlein's ardour for area exploration-his glory and his dream.
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