Robert A. Heinlein was an American author of science fiction, considered to be part of the “Big Three” in the genre along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Some of his work is also considered part of the fantasy genre as well. Heinlein wrote about space exploration as if it were a very real possibility. Other common themes in his work included individualism, non-conformity and free love. Because much of his work was written during the Civil Rights Movement, he would often imply a major character was not white or he would use an alien as a metaphor for another human race (in a positive manner).

Heinlein’s first short story was Life Line, which he had written for a contest but instead sold it to Astounding Science-Fiction in 1939 for more than the contest would have paid for first prize. Below is a list of Robert A. Heinlein’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Future History Books


Methuselah's Children(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Sold the Moon(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Hills of Earth(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revolt in 2100(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orphans of the Sky(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Past Through Tomorrow(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Notebooks of Lazarus Long(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Universe(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sixth Column(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocket Ship Galileo(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Cadet(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond This Horizon(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Planet(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farmer in the Sky(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between Planets(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Puppet Masters(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rolling Stones(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starman Jones(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Star Beast(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Star(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tunnel in the Sky(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time for the Stars(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Citizen of the Galaxy(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Door into Summer(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Have Spacesuit - Will Travel(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starship Troopers(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger in a Strange Land(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Podkayne of Mars(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glory Road(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farnham's Freehold(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Will Fear No Evil(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Number of the Beast(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friday(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Job: A Comedy of Justice(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls: A Comedy of Manners(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Sail Beyond the Sunset(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Variable Star(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


'All You Zombies--'(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Waldo and Magic Inc.(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assignment in Eternity(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Menace from Earth(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Legacy(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three by Heinlein(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Robert Heinlein(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life Line(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fantasies of Robert Heinlein(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ordeal in Space(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Project Moonbase and Others(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Expanded Universe(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grumbles from the Grave(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tramp Royale(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take Back Your Government!(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Sixth Column was originally published using the pen name Anson MacDonald and was also published as The Day After Tomorrow. Beyond This Horizon was originally published under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald. Farmer in the Sky was also published as Satellite Scout. Between Planets was also titled Planets in Combat. The Rolling Stone was also published with the alternate titles Tramp Space Ship and Space Family Stone. The Star Beast was alternately titled Star Lummox. Starship Troopers was also published as Starship Soldier. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag was also published as 6xH. Three by Heinlein was also released as A Heinlein Triad. Tramp Royale was written with Virginia Heinlein. Take Back Your Government! was also published under the title How To Be a Politician.

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