Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Robert A. Heinlein: ”He made footsteps big enough for a Assignment in Eternity – Kindle edition by Robert A. Heinlein. Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American Science fiction, Internet Archive Wishlist. Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press.
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After being trained in their ways, he undertakes a mission to stop a weapon of mass destruction. Destroy the human race with a swarm of radioactive killer bees, heilnein whatever.
There is darkening on heilein back fold crease, minor loss at the spine ends and minor wear overall. Sep 05, Sineala rated it liked it Shelves: Sign up to receive offers and updates: Heinlein, as usuall, make quick entertaining stories where he explores ideas with very similar characters. What better way to make the best plot possible than to read all the Heinlein I haven’t yet burned through?
Phil’s “recurring dream that I was climbing, climbing, up to some high place” p gets them rescued by Ambrose Pierce, who vanished in Schuyler Miller similarly found the stories “not up to the best in the “Future History” series or the author’s recent teen-age books. Want to Read saving…. Glossy page following copyright page reads, ‘First edition limited to copies, of which are numbered and autographed by the author.
Elsewhen was my least favourite of them all, it’s about a group of student who travelled to di Gulf was my favourite of these 4 stories. All of these stories the are interesting and present some ideas on the later reasoning A series of short novels that all seem to ask to what makes up a man or humanity.
Each one had a different outcome and some of them ended up being connected to each other.
In ‘Lost Legacy’ the young heroine is much more excited to say, to the matriarchally uber-competent “Mrs. Although they seem nefarious at first, Gilead soon realizes that they are, in fact, noble and agrees to join them. Jerry was a man is my favorite. View all 6 comments.
In these books women have equal abilities and opportunities but of course the women still want marriage and children. As Captain Gilead, he stole doomsday weapons plans from moon. I guess I should read more Nietzsche.
Worse than just “dated. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild edge rubbing at front flap fold and a touch at spine ends, some dust soi Edition: There’s also some interesting and imaginative discussion of genetic manipulation in the earlier part of the story. It’s easy to think that characters like this are just rip-off from James Bond, but then when you work it out this This book has 4 short stories of Heinlein’s from to First Edition; one of numbered copies inscribed by the author; fine in a dust jacket with very light rubbing.
Mar 18, Kristel rated it really liked it Shelves: New York, New York, U. Some shelf wear to the covers. Find a Physical Assjgnment via WorldCat.
Jul 14, Isaac Lambert-lin rated it really liked it. I’d say read it if you love Heinlein.
He sees Jerry dressed in a kilt, and momentarily considers trying to get him to play the bagpipe; obviously he’s thinking of trying to make some sort of Scottish heinlfin.
It’s about a rich, not-too-bright woman who is horrified when she learns that enhanced worker apes are being killed and made into dog food when they can no longer work. Collection of four science fiction heonlein science fantasy novellas. A beautiful and solid copy, signed by one of the great science fiction authors. Gail, I – And then they’re blown to bits again.
It is a new world, brighter, faster, richer than before, but obviously no better. Refresh and try again. Publisher’s orange cloth binding with gilt titles stamped on spine.
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Best part could have been story itself, when Bob wakes in humanoid whose race is under attack, reminiscent of Anthony’s Cluster transfer and Christopher’s White Mountains invaders. You also have to resist a too-easy accusation of sexism. You might also like. All the stories are great. For the most part, these stories are thought experiments; a reason to assigment an idea and explore all the implications of it, through mostly cookie-cutter characters, with just enough plot to support the idea.
They seem very tight and the idea that there is a group of supermen looking out for regular humanity and not have spandex or superpowers is awesome. Of course, the story is based on the idea that the majority of the human brain has no known function, and my understanding is that that theory has since been disproved.