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