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Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein
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Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein

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Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club, 2005
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Here are smart, savvy tales of space adventure, time travel, weird science, mysterious phenomena, apocalypse and dystopia, tales that reflect the concerns of their day, yet eerily foreshadow our own. There's Successful Operation, a Twilight Zone-ish gem in which a dictator gets his just desserts..."Let There Be Light", about two inventors who triumph over political corruption...and On the Slopes of Vesuvius, in which a Bomb-fearing barkeep sees his worst fears realized. -And He Built A Crooked House- tells of an architect whose innovative home design leads straight into a funhouse fourth dimension. Solution Unsatisfactory gives us a chilling alternate end to WWII, while -All You Zombies- paints a time-twisty picture of the ultimate causality paradox. All these and more, including three previously uncollected stories, Beyond Doubt, "My Object All Sublime" and Pied Piper, display Heinlein's creative genius to full extent.

Contents

Successful Operation
"Let There Be Light"
-And He Built a Crooked House-
Beyond Doubt
They
Solution Unsatisfactory
Universe
Elsewhen
Common Sense
By His Bootstraps
Lost Legacy
"My Object All Sublime"
Goldfish Bowl
Pied Piper
Free Men
On the Slopes of Vesuvius
Columbus Was a Dope
Jerry Was a Man
Water is for Washing
Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon
Gulf ? Destination Moon
The Year of the Jackpot
Project Nightmare
Sky Lift
Tenderfoot in Space
-All You Zombies-


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