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eBook Green Hills of Earth ePub

by Robert A. Heinlein

  • ISBN: 0899685153
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lightyear Pr; Book Club Edition edition (June 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 177
  • ePub book: 1621 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1602 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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The Green Hills of Earth" is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert A. Heinlein.

The Green Hills of Earth" is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert A. One of his Future History stories, the short story originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post (February 8, 1947), and it was collected in The Green Hills of Earth (and subsequently in The Past Through Tomorrow). Heinlein selected the story for inclusion in the 1949 anthology My Best Science Fiction Story. The Green Hills of Earth" is also the title of a song mentioned in several of Heinlein's novels.

Книга жанра: Фантастика, Научная фантастика. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. The phrase The Green Hills of Earth derives from a story by C. L. Moore (Mrs. Henry Kuttner), and is used here by her gracious permission. Delilah and the Space-Rigger. Sure, we had trouble building Space Station One – but the trouble was people. Not that building a station twenty-two thousand three hundred miles out in space is a breeze. It was an engineering feat bigger than the Panama Canal or the Pyramids – or even the Susquehanna Power Pile

Robert A. Heinlein, four-time winner of the Hugo Award and recipient of three Retro Hugos, received the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement

Robert A. Heinlein, four-time winner of the Hugo Award and recipient of three Retro Hugos, received the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. It is the story of a space hero who is suffering from acrophobia after an incident in space. He tries to create a simple life for himself on Earth, when a stray cat forces him to confront his fear. The Green Hills Of Earth" was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on February 8, 1947.

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Robert Heinlein was writing great science fiction before a lot of people even knew what it was. The Green Hills of Earth features ten early short stories from the 1940s; all of these stories are set in outer space, but these are more sociological and entertaining than technical in the way of hard. The Green Hills of Earth features ten early short stories from the 1940s; all of these stories are set in outer space, but these are more sociological and entertaining than technical in the way of hard science fiction. In "Delilah and the Space Rigger," the head of the space station construction project is horrified to discover that his new engineer is a woman

Remember, the Earth is eighty times the mass of the Moon, so the tidal stresses here are eighty times as great as the Moon's .

Remember, the Earth is eighty times the mass of the Moon, so the tidal stresses here are eighty times as great as the Moon's effect on Earth tides. There isn't any water on the Moon. Primarily they let us work on a section of the tunnel at no pressure without disturbing the rest of it. But they are more than that; each one is a temporary expansion joint. You can tie a compact structure together and let it ride out a quake, but a thing as long as this tunnel has to give, or it will spring a leak.

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters. Moving to Kansas City, M. at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn MacDonald.

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No one has ever translated "Green Hills" into the lisping Venerian speech; no Martian ever croaked and whispered it in the dry corridors. We of Earth have exported everything from Hollywood crawlies to synthetic radioactives, but this belongs solely to Terra, and to her sons and daughters wherever they may be. We have all heard many stories of Rhysling.

Heinlein's "Future History" Epic: On the Moon, Mars and Space Station One, it's pure Heinlein all the way in a stunning vision of adventure and courage set against a masterfully realized future.

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Wire Wire
This collection of Future History stories was first published in 1951, and it consists of 9 short stories and one novella which were originally published between March of 1941 and December of 1949. The collection itself was recognized by fans in the Astounding/Analog All-Time Polls in 1952 and 1956 where it ranked 8th and 17th respectively. The stories in this collection are chronological with respect to Heinlein's Future History. These are some of the classic stories from Heinlein's early writings. This is definitely a must read for anyone who likes Science Fiction.

"Delilah and the Space-Rigger" was originally published in "Bluebook" in December of 1949. It is the story of what happens when a woman, Gloria Brooks McNye, is hired as a replacement radio technician for what had been an all-male crew building a space station.

"Space Jockey" was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on April 26, 1947. It is the story of Jake Pemberton whose job (space pilot) is causing stress on his marriage.

"The Long Watch" was first published in "American Legion Magazine" in December of 1949. This is the story of Johnny Dahlquist, who tries to prevent Colonel Towers from staging a coup and taking control of the Moon and Earth. This is one of two stories from this collection that have been recognized by fans in the long term. It was recognized in 1971 on the Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll of Short Fiction where it tied for 30th. Then in 1999, it tied for 33rd on the Locus All-Time Poll for Short Stories.

"Gentlemen, Be Seated!" was first published in "Argosy" in May of 1948. This is the story of a journalist, Jack Arnold, who during a visit to Lunar City he goes to check out a mining operation when he is looking for a story. He is trapped in a tunnel when an accident isolates him and two others from the rest of the base.

"The Black Pits of Luna" was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on January 10, 1948. The story is about the Logan family who is visiting the Moon. The youngest son disappears when they are touring the surface of the Moon. It is written from the point of view of the elder of the two sons.

"It's Great To Be Back!" was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on July 26, 1947. It is the story of Allan and Josephine MacRae who are eager to return to Earth after spending a few years on the Moon. Once they get to Earth, they find things are not as good as they remembered.

"-We Also Walk Dogs" was first published in "Astounding" in July of 1941 under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald. In this story, General Services is offered a large contract to create a meeting environment on Earth for an important government meeting. The catch is how can they counter the effects of gravity for those attendees from lower density environments?

"Ordeal In Space" was first published in "Town & Country" in May of 1948. It is the story of a space hero who is suffering from acrophobia after an incident in space. He tries to create a simple life for himself on Earth, when a stray cat forces him to confront his fear.

"The Green Hills Of Earth" was first published in "The Saturday Evening Post" on February 8, 1947. It is the story of Rhysling, the Blind Singer of the Spaceways, who lost his sight saving a ship and then spends years bumming rides and singing his songs. He decides eventually to return to Earth, and then another incident results in his greatest work. This is one of the classic stories of Science Fiction. In 1971, it was tied for 2nd on the Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll for Short Fiction, and in 1999 it rated 10th on the 1999 Locus All-Time Poll for Short Stories.

"Logic of Empire" is the novella that was first published in "Astounding" in March of 1941. In this story, two wealthy friends argue about whether or not the working conditions on Venus could be considered slavery. When they wake up, they discover that after getting drunk, they have signed on for a work assignment on Venus to settle the bet.
Sudert Sudert
I grew up in the 50s and 60s reading Robert A.Heinlein and this series of golden age Sci-Fi short stories is from my favorite Heinlein period. All the stories take place in the 21st century and are told looking back from the 22nd century as if historical in nature.All the stories are somewhat related and take place in a future where large scale corporate commercial space travel,interplanetary politics and commerce is the norm. This is an era of large human colonies,mining operations,etc on the Moon,Mars,Venus,the moons of Jupiter and where huge space freighters,ore ships and cruiseliners navigate the spaceways crewed by space-age versions of Merchant Marines.My favorite character is Rhysling,the radiation blinded spaceship engineer who bums around the solar system writing bawdy songs,beautiful poetry,singing & playing accordian in seedy spaceport bars in ports of call like Venusburg,Luna City and Drywaters,Mars.He becomes his generation's Mark Twain/Rudyard Kipling/Bob Dylan by singing songs like "Spacesuit Built For Two" and "The Green Hills of Earth". Then there's the two drinking buddies who get shanghied into 6 years of hard labor and indentured servitude in the swamps of Venus and the hero who gives his life to save Earth from a military coup/nuclear missle crises on the Moon.This is a future that according to Heinlein's timeline should be happening right now but unfortunately is not,as it's a helluva lot more interesting than what we've got.For something written in the late 1940s,Heinlein's vision holds up very well though because it is informed by hard science,full of amazing characters,wry humor and timeless human philosophy.There's more stories to this series than those found in this book and all can be had if you look around for Heinlein's "The Past Through Tomorrow" collection. All this stuff is out of print for a long time now but thanx to the internet and Amazon one can still find pretty much anything for a few dollars nowadays.
Mogelv Mogelv
I got this book thinking it was a novel. It isn't. It is, instead, a collection of loosely connected Heinlein short stories from the 1940's.

This collection is comprised of mildly amusing little tales from Heinlein's early days. Amusing and pleasant, but not really compelling. There wasn't anything here that I just couldn't put down. The characters are thin, the plots pretty linear and predictable. From both a sociological and a technological standpoint, they're also rather dated. The stories have a certain charm, however, and are good in that they are simple, personal tales that avoid coming across as apocalyptic -- a practice that should be followed more often by contemporary writers. For readers interested in the sci fi genre, THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH is a solid example of classic sci fi short stories.
Mavivasa Mavivasa
love Heinlein books
Nten Nten
Essential for Heinlein fans. That says it all.
Aurizar Aurizar
I have read these stories many times over the past 50 years. They are still as good as ever as the audio book adds another dimension over the read book.
Hiclerlsi Hiclerlsi
classic