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.

Author: Yozshumi Saktilar
Country: Mauritius
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Video
Published (Last): 21 December 2006
Pages: 229
PDF File Size: 14.50 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.3 Mb
ISBN: 276-5-52683-377-6
Downloads: 81481
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Goktilar

I guess I should read more Nietzsche. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

And it is only one of four long stories which make up “Assignment in Eternity”. Despite that, Assignment In Eternity is one of the most compulsively readable collections of stories by a single author in the field of science fiction. Sep 05, Sineala rated it liked it Shelves: Collection of four science fiction and science fantasy novellas.

Assignment in Eternity – Wikipedia

Can he do it? It’s just that many of the same points he has made, and made better, in other books. The book is in fine condition; dust jacket with minor wear to head and foot of spine, else fine. The themes asisgnment familiar and I have always admired the way he could write bantering dialogue of the sort good friends use.

Assignment in Eternity

They do the usual superhero thing of watching out for us less evolved types. I suppose I could almost certainly fix it by re-reading the story with adult eyes, but isn’t that cheating? After boring blah-blah, each narrates adventure at remove past tense, instead of reader experiencing first-hand present. The story about Jerry has overtones of civil rights and the way whites treated blacks.

They learn more mind powers from peaceful “community”, but all have bad dreams, where big god Odin, Jove, or “Ahuramazda” pwhatever the pantheon allows man to rebel for “Twilight of the Gods. The second book is Lost Legacywhich is the book that is the foundation for the author’s Stranger in a Strange Land.


Four long science fiction stories. Dust jacket very attractive, with minor edgewear mainly at bottom of spine and a couple of small gouges on back cover, now in clear mylar archival sleeve. Assignment in Eternity was almost immediately picked up for mass market paperback publication by New American Library ‘s Signet line and is currently as of offered by Baen Books in trade paper format, with a republication of Heinlein’s Future History chart, even though none of the stories falls into the Future History as detailed in The Past Through Tomorrow and Time Enough for Love.

Joel Abner, agent of the Federal Bureau of Security, disguised as a commercial traveler, arrives from the Moon, carrying an incredibly valuable spool of microfilm.

Second Story Books Published: A new Heinlein book is an Event for the many thousands of readers who enjoy really good Science Fiction – and we know you will agree that “Assignment in Eternity” ranks with this talented writer’s best work. I’ve never thought of Pegasus the same way since I first read it. Listened to on CD. The limitation page has been tipped in and is in bright shiny stock. A great book set for the science fiction reader in your household!.

It’s easy to think that characters like this are just rip-off from James Bond, but then when you work it out this story as was Puppet Masters published several years before Ian Fleming’s first book, Casino Royale. She is appalled and demands to adopt Jerry, against the company’s policy. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Paperback, lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, cover lightly soiled. First edition, first printing, first issue in brick red cloth and author and publisher’s name printed 3 mm tall on spine. The prequel to Heinlein’s later New.

What I do recommend is SF that is more recent and has been inspired by the ‘Golden Age’ assignnent but that actually looks to the future. Plus two great short stories: Sign up to receive offers and updates: Heinllein then he gets Jerry to sing “Ol’ Man River” in the courthouse, and that makes the case. You might also like.


Sprague de Camp his friend and science fiction author and his wife Catherine Crook de Camp. In these books women have equal abilities and opportunities heinleib of course the women still want marriage and children. The fun is in the method. Secret society apparently is the scion of Atlantisand the ancient empire was ruled by persons with pagan deity names. New English Library Ltd. No flaws to speak of. This was worth the second read. Phil’s “recurring dream that I was climbing, climbing, up to some high place” p gets them rescued by Ambrose Pierce, who vanished in This book contains four of his best stories because of–not in spite of–its abrupt ending.

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.

Now, I think I’d prefer something like the following: July 14, History. Rounding off the good times is the most entertaining of the entries, Jerry Is a Man. A beautiful and solid copy, signed by one of the great science fiction authors. Bottom right corner tip of front cover is bumped.

Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein

Heinlein fans probably will find something redeeming here. A little toning along rear inner hinge, else fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Everybody has paranormal abilities that can be found through training.