Illustrated List of Heinlein Fiction

The Fiction of Robert A. Heinlein

The Complete Heinlein

Start with these collections that include almost all of Heinlein's short fiction:

  • The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  • The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
  • Off the Main Sequence (2005)
  • Expanded Universe (1980)
    (for a few non-sf stories)
  • Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master (1992)
    (for a few non-sf stories)
  • Project Moonbase and Others (2008)
    (teleplays)

A few items are unpublished, but available through the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives online:

The completist must also read

  • The handful of Theodore Sturgeon stories that were based on ideas in a 1955 letter from Heinlein, both available in And Now the News..., Volume IX of the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon.
  • "The Other Man"
  • "And Now the News..."
And the novels:
  • --For Us, the Living-- (1937)
    (posthumous publication in 2003)
  • Sixth Column (1941)
    (aka The Day after Tomorrow)
  • Beyond This Horizon (1942)
  • Rocket Ship Galileo (1947)
  • Space Cadet (1948)
  • Red Planet (1949)
  • Farmer in the Sky (1950)
  • Between Planets (1951)
  • The Puppet Masters (1951)
  • The Rolling Stones (1952)
    (aka Tramp Space Ship)
    (aka Space Family Stone)
  • Starman Jones (1953)
  • The Star Beast (1954)
    (aka Star Lummox)
  • Tunnel in the Sky (1955)
  • Variable Star (1955)
    (by Spider Robinson in 2006 from Heinlein's outline)
  • Double Star (1956)
  • Time for the Stars (1956)
  • The Door into Summer (1956)
  • Citizen of the Galaxy (1957)
  • Have Space Suit, Will Travel (1958)
  • Starship Troopers (1959)
    (aka Starship Soldier)
  • Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
  • Podkayne of Mars (1962)
  • Glory Road (1963)
  • Farnham's Freehold (1964)
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1965)
  • I Will Fear No Evil (1970)
  • Time Enough for Love (1973)
  • The Number of the Beast (1979)
  • Friday (1982)
  • Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984)
  • The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (1985)
  • To Sail Beyond the Sunset (1987)
Midshipman Heinlein
From the 1929 Naval Academy annual

This is an illustrated list of Robert A. Heinlein's fiction published in English. The list is sorted by publication date. Click on any of the PIC icons to see cover images of publications.

The version numbers [G.nnnx] are from James Gifford's New Heinlein Opus List (© 2000 James Gifford, used with permission). I gratefully acknowledge many others who have helped with the page. This is just a hobby, so I can't guarantee the accuracy of any particular citation, but I am always happy to receive corrections and new information.

Michael Main
main@colorado.edu


 

1939

"Life-Line"
Doctor Hugo Pinero, bio-consultant, can determine the length of your life with extreme accuracy, resulting in consternation from insurance companies and scientists. If Heinlein were writing today, he would write this one for Mulder and Scully.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.005a] Heinlein's original story, set in 1939.
  [G.005b]Astounding publication, with slight censorship when Pinero examines young Betty Hartley.
  [G.005c] The story was brought to 1951 and Heinlein's uncensored manuscript was restored.
  [G.114]Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (August 1939) [G.005b]
   The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950) [G.005c] (not in all editions of the collection)
   This story is in one of the six unnumbered and undated issues of the Australian Fantasy Fiction along with Stanley G. Weinbaum's "Paradise Planet" (which was on the cover). This unauthorized reprint was published by The Whitman Press Pty., Ltd., of Sydney Australia, probably in 1950 (but possibly '49 or '51). 48 pp, approximately 5" x 7". See efanzines.com for more details.
   First Flight, ed. Damon Knight, Lancer #72-672, $0.50, 160pp (1963 PB)
  ----- Tales of Science Fiction, ed. Brian N. Ball, Hammish Hamilton, 8s/6d, 158pp (1964 UK)
   The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966) [G.005b]
   First Flight, ed. Damon Knight, Lancer Focus Books #72-145, $0.50, 160pp (1966 PB)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.005c]
   Tales of Science Fiction, ed. Brian N. Ball, Penguin Peacock Books, 4s/-, 173pp (1968 UK PB)
   Now Begins Tomorrow, ed. Damon Knight, Lancer #72-585, $0.75, 160pp (1969 PB)
   Futures Conditional, ed. Robert Theobald, Bobbs-Merrill ISBN 0-672-51671-3, 359pp (1972)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
   The Great SF Stories 1 from 1939, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW ISBN 0-87997-454-0, $2.25, 432pp (1979 PB)
   Expanded Universe (1980) [G.005b]
   First Voyages, ed. Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Avon ISBN 0-380-77586-7, $2.95 (1981 PB)
   Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, Bonanza/Crown ISBN 0-517-40147-9 (1983)
   Life Line (1993) [G.005c]
  ----- Tales of Science Fiction, ed. Brian N. Ball, Pan Books (1999 UK PB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Read "Life-Line" online at The Expanded Universe (July 4, 2006)
   Unfilmed teleplay in Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.114]

 

"Misfit"
A.J. Libby has an uncanny mathematical ability that comes to the rescue more than once during the transformation of asteroid HS-5388 into Space Station E-M3.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.006a]Heinlein's original story.
  [G.006b]Astounding publication (changes suggested by Campbell).
  [G.006c]Slight revision of G.006b for Revolt in 2100.
  [G.118]Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
NOTES:
    º   The Libby space drive later allows mankind to populate the stars. A hint of this space drive is given at the end of "Misfit," providing a nice twist to a story that has already reached its climax.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (November 1939) [G.006b]
   Revolt in 2100 (1953) [G.006c]
   Giants Unleashed, ed. Groff Conklin, Grosset & Dunlap, $2.95, 248pp (1965)
  ----- Minds Unleashed, ed. Groff Conklin, Tempo Books, $0.50, 248pp (1965 PB)
   Giants Unleashed, ed. Groff Conklin, Tempo Books, $0.50, 248pp (1966 PB)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Minds Unleashed, ed. Groff Conklin, Tempo Books #5361, $0.95, 248pp (1970 PB). I have seen the cover in black, blue and violet, but I don't know whether these are different printings.
   Masterpieces of Science Fiction, ed. Thomas Durwood & Armand Eisen, Ariel/Ballantine ISBN 0-345-27662-0, $7.95, 107pp (1978 TPB)
   The Great SF Stories 1 from 1939, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW ISBN 0-87997-454-0, $2.25, 432pp (1979 PB)
   Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, Bonanza/Crown ISBN 0-517-40147-9 (1983)
   Misfit (1989)
   Decades of Science Fiction, ed. Applewhite Minyard, NTC Publishing (1997)
OTHER MEDIA
  ----- TV play adapted by Joseph A. Kramm for Out There, Season 1, Episode 4 (November 18, 1951)
   Unfilmed teleplay in Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.118]

 

1940

"Requiem"
During D.D. Harriman's life, space travel has gone from fanciful fiction to everyday reality with his own company being the major spacefarer--but he's never been to the moon, an oversight that he intends to correct in spite of his failing health.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.012a]Heinlein's original story.
  [G.012b]Astounding publication with the 25¢ tickets to enter the rocket and $25.00 for a ride. Campbell added one paragraph to the end of the story.
  [G.012c]Campbell's addition is cut, and the prices are doubled.
  [G.115]Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
NOTES:
    º   Some publications of [G.012c] have an editorial mistake, listing the price of a ride as $.50 (rather than $50.00). The two places that I know this occurs are the first edition of the British hardcover The Man Who Sold the Moon and the first hardcover edition of Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master.
    º   Harriman's earlier life yis told in "The Man Who Sold the Moon".
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (January 1940) [G.012b]
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House, $3.00 (1946)
   The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950) [G.012c]
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space (abridged), ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Grayson, 9s/6d (1952 UK)
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House (1953)
   Adventures in Time and Space (abridged), ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Pennant Books #P44, 25¢ (1954 PB)
   Famous Science Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Modern Library, $2.95 (1957)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   Masters' Choice, ed. Laurence M. Janifer, Simon & Schuster, $5.95 (1966)
   Adventures in Time and Space (abridged), ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Bantam #F3102, 50¢ (1966 PB)
  ----- 18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories, ed. Laurence M. Janifer, Grosset & Dunlap Tempo Books(1966 PB)
  ----- Science Fiction, ed. S.H. Burton, Longman (1967)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.012c]
   18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories, ed. Laurence M. Janifer, Grosset & Dunlap Tempo Books ISBN 0-448-12128-X (1971 PB)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Del Rey (1974). I am uncertain about the date/publisher/binding on this edition.
  ----- Science Fiction, ed. S.H. Burton ISBN 0-582-34895-1 (1975 PB)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine ISBN 0-345-25374-4, $4.95 (1975 TPB).
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine Del Rey ISBN 0-345-27747-3, $6.95 (1978 TPB).
   The Road to Science Fiction #2, ed. James E. Gunn, Mentor ISBN 0-451-61859-9, $2.50 (1979 PB)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine Del Rey ISBN 0-345-28925-0, $9.95 (1980 TPB).
   Analog: Readers' Choice (hardback preprint of Analog Anthology #2), ed. Stanley Schmidt, The Dial Press ISBN 0-385-27681-8, $12.95 (1981)
  ----- Analog Anthology #2, ed. Stanley Schmidt, Davis, $2.95 (1982)
   Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992) [G.012c]
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House ISBN 0-517-49106-0, Book Club Edition (1985)
   Life Line (1993) [G.012c]
  ----- The Road to Science Fiction, Volume 2, ed. James E. Gunn, White Wolf Inc (June 1996)
   The Road to Science Fiction #2, ed. James E. Gunn, The Scarecrow Press ISBN 0-81084-4397, $38.50 (2002 TPB)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.115]
OTHER MEDIA:
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Beyond Tomorrow (November 5, 1950)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Dimension X (September 22, 1951)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on X-Minus-1 (October 27, 1955)

 

"'If This Goes On--'" (aka "--Vine and Fig Tree--")
In a future ruled by a religious dictatorship, devout young Johnnie Lyle transforms from a guard of the Prophet to a soldier of the revolution and beyond.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.011a] Heinlein's original story, about 33,000 words.
  [G.011b] Astounding publication (changes suggested by Campbell).
  [G.011c] Revision of G.011b for Revolt in 2100, about 57,000 words.
NOTES:
    º   Heinlein's first published work with a first person narrator (Johnnie Lyle).
    º   The story occurs shortly before "Coventry."
    º   Working title "--Vine and Fig Tree--" changed by Campbell.
    º   Some years ago, I had a note that this story appeared in a Groff Conklin anthology, possibly Great Short Stories of Science Fiction, circa 1954, but I cannot now find any reference to that anthology. Please send me a note if you can clear this up.
SERIALIZATION [G.011b] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction:
   Part I (February 1940)
   Part II (March 1940)
   Part III (April 1940)
PUBLICATION
   Revolt in 2100 (1953) [G.011c]
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.011c]
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)
   Misfit (1989)

 

"'Let There Be Light'"
Doctor Archibald Douglas works with Doctor M.L. Martin to invent a cheap, endless source of power for the whole world,...but will the whole world want it?
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.007a] Super Science Stories where Mary Lou "should look so much like Sally Rand" (an actress and exotic dancer from the 1920s/30s).
  [G.007b] Sally Rand is changed to Betty Grable.
  [G.007c] Betty Grable is changed to Marilyn Monroe and some risqué lines are toned down. For example, the second of these sentences is deleted in ¶53: "She chucked aside the apron, sat down and crossed her legs. He automatically took in the display."
NOTES:
    º   The version [G.007b] appears in first edition of The Man Who Sold the Moon. By the 1959 paperback collection, the actress is Marilyn Monroe (version [G.007c]). Some later Signet editions restore the [G.007b] version.
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe): Super Science Stories (May 1940) [G.007a].
   The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950) [G.007b] or [G.007c]
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   Yesterday's Tomorrows, ed. Frederick Pohl, Berkley ISBN 0-425-05648-1, $9.95 (1982 TPB)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Heil!" (aka "Successful Operation")
Doctor Lans is a member of the race that's persecuted by The Leader, and he's the only surgeon capable of an experimental procedure to save The Leader's life--but experiments sometimes go wrong.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.019]
NOTES:
    º   Written for a fanzine because Heinlein couldn't say "no".
    º   Title: The original title was changed to "Successful Operation" for all subsequent publications.
PUBLICATION
  ----- First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe): Futuria Fantasia #4 (Summer 1940)
   Futures to Infinity, ed. Sam Moskowitz, Pyramid #T2312, 75¢ (1970)
   Expanded Universe (1980)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Read "Successful Operation" online at The Expanded Universe (July 4, 2006)

 

"The Roads Must Roll" (aka "Roadtown")
Entire cities are build on massive rolling roads--or at least they're rolling until the road engineers go on strike. It's up to Larry Gaines to get them rolling again.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.015]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (June 1940)
  ----- Astounding Science Fiction United Kingdom (June 1940)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House, $3.00 (1946)
   The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space (abridged), ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Grayson, 9s/6d (1952 UK)
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House (1953)
   More Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Bantam #1310, 25¢ (1955 PB)
   Famous Science Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Modern Library, $2.95 (1957)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- Journeys in Science Fiction, ed. Richard L. Loughlin & Lilian M. Popp, Globe, $3.76 (1961)
   Tomorrow X 4, ed. Damon Knight, Fawcett Gold Medal #D1428, 50¢ (1964 PB)
   The Best of Sci-Fi, #3, ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith, Mayflower #3160, 5s/- (1964 UK PB)
   Great Science Fiction Stories, ed. Cordelia Titcomb Smith, Dell #3160, 50¢ (1964 PB)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   More Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Bantam #F3261, 50¢ (1966 PB)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Doubleday, $7.95 (1970). Also SFBC.
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Readers Union UK Book Club (1970 UK)
  ----- Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Sphere #78328, 40p (1970 UK PB)
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Avon ISBN 0-380-51201-7(?), $1.50 (1971 PB)
  ----- Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Sphere ISBN 0-722-17829-8 (1972 UK PB). I don't know whether this ISBN is Part 1, Part 2 or possibly both.
  ----- Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, Part 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Sphere ISBN 0-722-17832-8 (1972 UK PB). This Part 1 has 350 pages, I think. There is also ISBN 0-722-17833-6, I think, with 352 pages, which might be Part 2.
  ----- Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Avon ISBN 0-380-00115-2, $1.50? or $1.95? (1973? PB).
  ----- Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Avon ISBN 0-380-44933-1, $2.50 (197x PB)
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Avon ISBN 0-380-00795-9, $2.95 (197y PB)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
  ----- Present Imperfect: Facets of the Utopian Vision, ed. Leo B. Kneer, Scott Foresman & Co. ISBN 0-673-03434-8 (1973)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Del Rey (1974). I am uncertain about the date/publisher/binding on this edition.
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine ISBN 0-345-25374-4, $4.95 (1975 TPB).
   Neutron Stars, ed. Gregory Fitzgerald, Fawcett ISBN 0-449-13905-0 (1977 PB)
  ----- Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine Del Rey ISBN 0-345-27747-3, $6.95 (1978 TPB).
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine Del Rey ISBN 0-345-28925-0, $9.95 (1980 TPB).
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House ISBN 0-517-49106-0, Book Club Edition (1985)
   Astounding Stories: The 60th Anniversary Collection, Volume 1, The Easton Press (1990)
   Life Line (1993)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl, Tor Books ISBN 0-312-86881-2, $24.95 (1999)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl, Tor Books ISBN 0-312-86880-4, $16.95 (2000 PB)
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, ed. Robert Silverberg, Tor Books ISBN 0-765-30536-4 (2003)
OTHER MEDIA
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Dimension X (September 1, 1950)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on X Minus One (January 4, 1956)
   Dimension X Audio Book (19xx)
   X-Minus-One Adventures in Cassettes, Volume 2 (19xx)

 

"Coventry"
After the successful revolution in "'If This Goes On'", the United States is a peaceful place to live. People with violent tendencies, such as Dave MacKinnon, are given the choice of psychological adjustment or exile to a lawless land called Coventry. Dave chooses exile, where he finds an old man named Fader, a wise girl named Persephone, and an unexpected adjustment of his own.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.016a] Astounding version.
  [G.016b] Slight revisions for Revolt in 2100.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (July 1940) [G.016a]
   Astounding Science Fiction United Kingdom (July 1940) [G.016a]
   Revolt in 2100 (1953) [G.016b]
   6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Dell #D9, 35¢ (1954 PB)
  ----- Beyond Tomorrow, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row, $4.50 (1965)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.016b]
  ----- Beyond Tomorrow, ed. Damon Knight, Gollancz (1968 UK)
   Beyond Tomorrow, ed. Damon Knight, Fawcett Gold Medal, 75¢ (1969 PB)
  ----- Beyond Tomorrow, ed. Damon Knight, Pan Books (1973 UK PB)
   Misfit (1989) [G.016b]
   2xH (1999) [G.016b]

 

"Blowups Happen" (aka "An Old Story, Not True")
Superintendant King is one of the atomic power plant men with the heavy responsibility of preventing a blowup that mathematical physicists say could end mankind.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.017a] Astounding version.
  [G.017b] Heinlein tried to update the fission after WW II.
NOTES:
    º   The 1946 publication is Heinlein's first appearance in a hardcover book.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (September 1940) [G.017a]
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Crown, $3.50 (1946). The 1946 edition has red cloth under the dust jacket.
   The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950) [G.017b]. Not in all editions of the collection.
   The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., Simon & Schuster (1952). Also SFBC.
  ----- The First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., Grayson (1954 UK)
   Best SF 2, ed. Edmund Crispin, Faber & Faber, 15s/- (1956 UK)
  ----- The First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., Four Square Books (1964 PB)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966) [G.017b]
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.017b]
   Expanded Universe (1980) [G.017a]
   The Golden Age of Science Fiction (reprint of Best of Science Fiction), ed. Groff Conklin, Bonanza ISBN 0-51733486-0 (1980). [G.017b]
   Life Line (1993) [G.017b]
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Excerpt titled "An Old Story, Not True" in: Worlds in Small, ed. John Robert Colombo, Cacanadadada Press ISBN 0-921870-14-0, $12.95 (June 1992 TPB)
  ----- Excerpt titled "An Old Story, Not True" in: Worlds in Small, ed. John Robert Colombo, Ronsdale Press ISBN 0-921870-14-0 (same as June edition, but different publisher name?), $10.95 (September 1992 TPB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Read "Blowups Happen" online at The Expanded Universe (July 4, 2006)

 

"The Devil Makes the Law" (aka "Magic, Inc.")
Archie Fraser just wants to run his construction business without interference from demonic magicians. He starts by confronting the demons head-on and then trying to block them in the state legislature, but when both those approaches fail, there is only one option left.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.018]
NOTES:
    º   The original title was changed to "Magic, Inc." for all subsequent publications.
    º   First person narrator: Archie Fraser.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Unknown (September 1940)
   Waldo and Magic, Inc. (1950)
   Three by Heinlein (1965)
   The Golden Road, ed. Damon Knight, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-21554-X, $8.95 (1973)
   The Golden Road, ed. Damon Knight, Gollncz ISBN 0-575-01900-X, £3.00 (1974 UK PB)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)

 

1941

Sixth Column (aka The Day after Tomorrow)
After a devastating attack by the PanAsians, Major 'Whitey' Ardmore and a small band of scientists are all that's left of the US military. A direct revolution against the occupying forces is out of the question, but--by the Lord Mota--an indirect approach shalt come forth.<
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.022a] Astounding version (45,000 words).
  [G.022b] Expanded for book publication (55,000 words).
NOTES:
    º   This is Heinlein's first novel.
    º   In Expanded Universe, he said that this is his only story with a plotline and major influence from John W. Campbell, Jr. In a copy that he gave to Campbell on Jan 1, 1950, Heinlein wrote: "To John Campbell (Who was somewhat more than a godfather to this yarn!)" Campbell's own version of the story was later published in The Space Beyond (Pyramid, 1976)
    º   The title was changed to The Day after Tomorrow for the first Signet paperback.
SERIALIZATION [G.011b] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction (pseudonym Anson MacDonald):
   Part I (January 1941)
   Part II (February 1941)
   Part III (March 1941)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Gnome Press, $2.50 (1949) First edition.
   Signet 882, 25¢ (1951 PB) First paperback, titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Signet S1577, 35¢ (1958 PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Mayflower #A36, 2s/6d (1962 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Signet D2649, 50¢ (Undated circa 1965 PB)
   Signet T4227, 75¢ (Circa 1970 PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow. Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left.
  ----- Signet Q5912, 95¢ (Circa 1970 PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow. Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left.
  ----- NEL (1972 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Signet Y6855, $1.25 (Undated 1970s PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow. Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet W7766, $1.50 (Undated 1970s PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow. Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-01085-6 (1974 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-01085-6 (1976 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-04732-6 (1980 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Signet New American Library AJ2139 ISBN 0-451-12139-2, $1.95 (1983 PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow. Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   NEL (1985 UK PB). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65374-1, $3.50 (1988 PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-72026-0 (1990 PB)
  ----- Baen ISBN 5-555-71614-1, $4.99 (1993 TPB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57826-X, $5.99 (1999 PB)
  ----- Yestermorrow ISBN 0-56723-158-6 (1999). No dust jacket. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.
   Amereon ISBN 0-84881-982-9 (2000). No dust jacket. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   Robert Hale ISBN 0-7090-7140-X (2003 UK). Titled The Day after Tomorrow.

 

"'--And He Built a Crooked House--'"
Architect Quintus Teal builds a four-dimensional house in a three-dimensional world--a mere curiosity until a southern California earthquake shakes the house to its very foundation.
OPUS NUMBERS:
 [G.023] Short story.
 [G.116] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (February 1941)
   The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Pocket #214, 25¢ (1943 PB)
   Famous Fantastic Mysteries (December 1951)
   Fantasia Mathematica, ed. Clifton Fadiman, Simon & Schuster (1958)
   Fantasia Mathematica, ed. Clifton Fadiman, Simon & Schuster (1958 PB)
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
   Time Probe: The Sciences in SF, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, Delacorte, $4.95 (1966)
   Time Probe: The Sciences in SF, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, Dell #8925, 75¢ (1967 PB)
   The Other Side of the Clock, ed. Philip Van Doren Stern, Van Nostrand Rinehold (1969)
   Where Do We Go from Here?, ed. Isaac Asimov, Doubleday (1971). Also SFBC.
   Where Do We Go from Here?, ed. Isaac Asimov, Fawcett, $1.25 (1971 PB)
   Time Probe: The Sciences in SF, ed. Arthur C. Clarke, Gollancz (1972 UK)
  ----- Other Dimensions, ed. Robert Silverberg, Hawthorne (1973)
  ----- Science Fiction, ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin & Elizabeth J. Pearson, McDougal, Littell & Co. (1973 PB)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
  ----- As Tomorrow Becomes Today, ed. Charles W. Sullivan, Prentice-Hall ISBN 0130500216, $4.95 (1974 PB)
   Where Do We Go from Here? Book 1, ed. Isaac Asimov, Fawcett ISBN 0-7221-1251-3, 40p (1974 UK PB)
  ----- Other Dimensions, ed. Robert Silverberg, Pinnacle Books ISBN 0-523-00422-2, 95¢ (1974 PB)
   Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction, ed. Harvey A. Katx, Martin H. Greenberg & Patricia S. Warrick, Rand McNally (1974 TPB)
  ----- Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction, ed. Harvey A. Katx, Martin H. Greenberg & Patricia S. Warrick, Rand McNally ISBN 052862055X (1977 TPB)
  ----- Classic Science Fiction, ed. Terry Carr, Harper & Row ISBN 0-06-010634-4, $14.95 (1978)
  ----- Science Fiction, ed. Sylvia Z. Brodkin & Elizabeth J. Pearson, McDougal, Littell & Co. ISBN 0883431645 (1979 PB)
   The Analog Anthology #1, ed. Stanley Schmidt, Davis, $2.95 (1980 PB)
   Fifty Years of the Best Science Fiction from Analog, ed. Stanley Schmidt, Davis ISBN 0-8037-0217-5, $10.95 (1980)
  ----- Analog's Golden Anniversary Anthology, ed. Stanley Schmidt, Dial Press (1981)
   Space Odyssey, Octopus Press (1983)
  ----- The SF Collection, ed. Edel Brosnam, Chancellor Press (1994)
   Fantasia Mathematica, ed. Clifton Fadiman, Simon & Schuster ISBN 0387949313, $19.95 (1997P)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
   Other Dimensions, ed. Robert Silverberg, iBooks SFBC ISBN 0739436376 (2003)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.116]
OTHER MEDIA:
   Read "'--And He Built a Crooked House--'" online at SciFi.com

 

"Logic of Empire"
From a distance, lawyer Hump Wingate sees the Venus contract labor as a necessity that benefits all, including the laborers who would be lost without the benificence of their patrons. The view is somewhat different as merchandise on a Venerian auction block.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.024]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (March 1941)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)

 

"Beyond Doubt" (with Elma Wentz, aka "Without Doubt")
In the ancient time of Atlantis: Robar, Dolph and Clevum learn that the rules of campaigning for high office aren't necessarily written in stone. OPUS NUMBER: [G.014]
NOTES:
    º   Lyle Monroe was used several times as an RAH pseudonym. James Gifford's book contains some speculation on the identity of Elma Wentz.
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe and Elma Wentz): Astonishing Stories (April 1941)
   Beyond the End of Time, ed. Frederick Pohl, Permabooks #145, 35¢ (1952 PB)
  ----- Political Science Fiction, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Patricia S. Warrick, Prentice-Hall, $5.95 (1974 TPB)
   Yesterday's Tomorrows, ed. Frederick Pohl, Berkley ISBN 0-425-05648-1, $9.95 (1982 TPB). As "Without Doubt".
   Election Day 2084, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, Prometheus ISBN 0-87975-258-0, $19.95 (1984)
  ----- Election Day 2084, ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, Prometheus ISBN 0-87975-279-X (1984 PB)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"They"
A nameless man in an asylum comes to some fanciful--but logical!--conclusions about Glaroon and his other keepers. OPUS NUMBER: [G.021]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Unknown (April 1941)
   Unknown United Kingdom (Winter 1949)
   World of Wonder, ed. Fletcher Pratt, Twayne, $3.95 (1951)
   Science Fiction Terror Tales, ed. Groff Conklin, Gnome, $3.50 (1955)
   Science Fiction Terror Tales, ed. Groff Conklin, Pocket Books #1045, 25¢ (1955 PB)
   Terror in the Modern Vein, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Hanover House, $3.95 (1955)
   Terror in the Modern Vein, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Digit Books, 2s/- (1955 UK PB)
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (aka 6xH) (1959)
  ----- Terror in the Modern Vein, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Digit Press #R460, 2s/6p (1961 UK PB)
   The Dark Side, ed. Damon Knight, Doubleday, $4.50 (1965). Also SFBC.
   Science Fiction Terror Tales, ed. Groff Conklin, Pocket Books #75413, 75¢ (1969 PB)
   The Others, ed. Terry Carr, Fawcett Gold Medal #R2044, 60¢ (1969 PB)
   The Dark Side, ed. Damon Knight, Curtis Books, 75¢ (1969 PB)
   Science Fiction: The Future, ed. Dick Allen, HBJ, $3.75 (1971)
  ----- Above the Human Landscape, ed. Willis E. McNelly & Leon E. Stover, Goodyear Publishing (1972 PB)
   Rod Serling's Other Worlds, ed. Rod Serling, Bantam, $1.95 (1978 PB)
   Science Fiction: The Future, ed. Dick Allen, Harvard Univ Dept City & Regional ISBN 0155786512 (1983 PB)
   Philosophy and Science Fiction, ed. Michael Philips, Prometheus ISBN 0879752483, $28.00 (1984)
  ----- PsiFi: Psychological Theories and Science Fiction, ed. Jim Ridgway & Michele Benjamin, The British Psychological Society, ISBN 090171562X (1986 UK PB)
  ----- Unknown Worlds, ed. Stanley Schmidt & Martin H. Greenberg, Galahad Books (1988 PB)
   Unknown Worlds, ed. Stanley Schmidt & Martin H. Greenberg, BBS Publishing Corp. ISBN 0883657287 (1989)
   Foundations of Fear, ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor ISBN 0-312-85074-3, $27.50 (1992)
   Shadows of Fear (Foundations of Fear, Volume 1), ed. David G. Hartwell, Tor ISBN 0-812-51896-9, $4.99 (1994 PB)
   Between Time and Terror, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicx & Martin H. Greenberg, Penguin/Roc ISBN 0-451-45452-9, $4.99 (1995 PB)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Universe"
Hugh Hoyand's universe is a multi-generation spaceship. Most of the population has long since forgotten about anything outside the ship, but Hugh is captured by the mutie Joe-Jim, who remembers the way to the larger universe.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.025a] Astounding version.
  [G.025b] Slight revision for Orphans of the Sky.
NOTES:
    º   The second part of the story was later written and published ("Common Sense"), and the two parts together form Orphans of the Sky.
    º   The future history chart shows the ship launched shortly after 2100, and the Vanguard's log shows that the original mutiny was in 2172. In The Past Through Tomorrow, the chart makes it look as if Universe and Common Sense were also in the 2100s, but the complete chart (for example, in The Man Who Sold the Moon) shows the time of these stories clearly around 2600.
    º   The story has the first mention of Rhysling, "the blind singer of the spaceways" from the distant past (early 21st century). Heinlein later writes of Rhysling in The Green Hills of Earth".
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (May 1941)
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Crown, $3.50 (1946). The 1946 edition has red cloth under the dust jacket.
   Reprinted as: 64 page Dell 10¢ book series (Number 36, 1951)
   Orphans of the Sky (1963)
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Bonanza, #1.95 (1963 TPB). Contains only 22 of the original 40 stories.
   The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A, ed. Ben Bova, Doubleday (1973). Also SFBC.
  ----- The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 3, ed. Ben Bova, Gollancz ISBN 0-575-01738-4 (1974 UK). I think this is the second part of Volume 2A in the US, as with The Novellas: Book 2.
   The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A, ed. Ben Bova, Avon ISBN 0-380-00038-5 (1974 PB)
   Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Novellas Book 2, ed. Ben Bova, Sphere ISBN 0-7221-1802-3 (1975 UK PB). Contains second part of Volume 2A.
   The Golden Age of Science Fiction (reprint of Best of Science Fiction), ed. Groff Conklin, Bonanza ISBN 0-517-33486-0 (1980)
   Silent Thunder/Universe, Tor Science Fiction Double #35, ISBN 0-812-50265-5, $3.99 (1991 PB)
  ----- The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A, ed. Ben Bova, Easton Press (2001)
   The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A, ed. Ben Bova, Tor ISBN 0-7653-0534-8 (2004)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Dimension X (November 26, 1950 and August 2, 1951)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on X-Minus-1 (May 15, 1955)

 

"Solution Unsatisfactory"
John DeFries starts as a civilian campaign manager, but he ends up as Captain John DeFries, observer and then participant in solving the problem of radioactive warfare. OPUS NUMBER: [G.026]
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (May 1941)
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Crown, $3.50 (1946). The 1946 edition has red cloth under the dust jacket.
   The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)
   Future Tense, ed. Richard Curtis, Dell #2769, 60¢ (1968 PB)
   Expanded Universe (1980)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Solution Unsatisfactory, Atlanta Radio Theater Company (2003). Adaptation.
   Read "Solution Unsatisfactory" online at The Expanded Universe (July 4, 2006)

 

"'--We Also Walk Dogs'"
Do you want somebody murdered? (Then don't call Grace Cormet at General Services) But for any other job dial HURRY-UP--It pays! P.S. We also defy gravity.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.027] Short story.
  [G.117] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (July 1941)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
   Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction, ed. Sam Moskowitz, World, $6.00 (1965)
   The Vortex Blasters, ed. Sam Moskowitz, MacFadden-Bartell #60-325, 60¢ (1968 PB)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.117]

 

Methuselah's Children
Lazurus Long leads his long-lived kin away from persecution.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.028a] Astounding version.
  [G.028b] Significant revision for book publication.
NOTES:
    º   Original working title: "While the Evil Days Come Not".
SERIALIZATION [G.028a] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction:
   Part I (July 1941)
   Part II (August 1941)
   Part III (September 1941)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Gnome Press, $3.00 (1958). First edition.
   Signet S1752, 35¢ (1960 PB). First paperback edition.
   Signet D2191, 50¢ (1962 PB)
  ----- Gollancz, 15s/- (1963 UK)
  ----- Readers Union UK SFBC #89 (1964 UK)
   Signet D2621, 50¢ (1965 PB). This is the third US printing, but probably the first Canadian printing at the same time with the same Signet number.
   Pan #X526, 6s/- (1966 UK PB)
   In The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Signet T4226, 75¢ (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left. Undated early 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top left.
   NEL, 30p (1971 UK PB). I'm uncertain whether this is the 1971 cover.
  ----- Gollancz ISBN 0-575-01946-8 (1975 UK)
  ----- Signet W7591 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet Y6382, $1.25 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet ISBN 0-451-09083-7 (1980 PB).
   Signet E9875 ISBN 0-451-09875-7 (Circa 1980 PB).
   Amereon ISBN 0-88411-883-5 (1985). No dust cover. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
  ----- NEL, £1.50 (1986 UK PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65597-3, $3.50 (1986 PB)
   NEL, £1.95 (1986 UK PB)
   Baen (1991). I think this is SFBC edition only, with the SFBC number on the back dust jacket.
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57780-8 (1998 PB). Double book with Revolt In 2011.
  ----- Baen ISBN 0-671-71806-1 (1999). This ISBN is sometimes listed as a 1999 Baen edition, but I think it was an ISBN used by the publisher for a package or rebound hardcover that included the 1998 Baen edition and a book Kissing Through a Pane of Glass by Peter Michael Rosenberg.
   BT Bound ISBN 0-613-17476-3 (1999). Double book with Revolt In 2011. The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   Robert Hale ISBN 0-7090-6799-2 (2002 UK)
OTHER MEDIA:
   BBC Radio 7 Broadcast on "The 7th Dimension" abridged by Bert Coules and read by Paul Birchard (July 9-16, 2007)

 

"Elsewhere" (aka "Elsewhen")
Professor Arthur Frost has a small but willing class of students who explore elsewhere and elsewhen.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.008a] Heinlein's original story, including Martha Ross.
  [G.008b] Astounding publication of "Elsewhere" (Martha Ross deleted).
  [G.008c] Martha restored and slight editing for "Elsewhen" in Assignment in Eternity.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication (pseudonym Caleb Saunders): Astounding Science Fiction (September 1941) [G.008b]
   Assignment in Eternity (1953) [G.008c]
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"By His Bootstraps" (aka "The Time Gate")
Bob Wilson, Ph.D. student, throws himself 30,000 years into the future, where he tries to figure out what began this whole adventure. OPUS NUMBER: [G.026]
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (October 1941)
   Adventures in Time and Space (psuedonym Anson MacDonald), ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Random House, $3.00 (1946)
  ----- Giant Anthology of Science Fiction, ed. Leo Margulies & Oscar J. Friend, Merlin Press (1954)
   Famous Science Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Modern Library, $2.95 (1957)
   Race to the Stars, ed. Leo Margulies & Oscar J. Friend, Crest, 35¢ (1958 PB). Titled "The Time Gate".
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
  ----- Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Gollancz, 18s/- (1961 UK). Also UK SFBC.
  ----- Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Harcourt, Brace & World, $4.50 (1962)
  ----- Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Doubleday, $3.75 (1962 CANADA)
   Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Berkley #F733, 50¢ (1963 PB)
  ----- Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Pan #M61, 5s/- (1964 UK PB)
   Spectrum, ed. Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest, Pan ISBN 0-330-02711-5, 30p (1971 UK PB)
  ----- Classic Science Fiction, ed. Terry Carr, Harper & Row ISBN 0-06-010634-4, $14.95 (1978)
   The Astounding/Analog Reader Volume 1, ed. Harry Harrison & Brian W. Aldiss, Doubleday ISBN 0-385-02334-0, $7.95 (1972)
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballentine ISBN 0-345-25374-4, $4.95 (1975 TPB).
  ----- Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age, ed. Terry Carr, Book Club Associates (1979). SFBC?
   Adventures in Time and Space, ed. Raymond J. Healy & Francis McComas, Ballantine Del Rey ISBN 0-345-28925-0, $9.95 (1980 TPB)
   The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Arbor House ISBN 0-87795-295-7, $19.95 (1980)
   Worlds Imagined, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Avenel ISBN 0-517-68029-7 (1989)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA
  ----- Old-Time Radio broadcast on National Theatre (1984)

 

"Common Sense"
Common sense says that The Ship is the entire universe, complete and immovable for all time and space. Hugh Hoyland and Joe-Jim show otherwise, but The Crew won't listen, leaving only one improbable route to the truth.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.030a] Astounding version.
  [G.030b] Slight revision for Orphans of the Sky.
NOTES:
    º   In Grumbles from the Grave, Virginia Heinlein lists the title as a single word, "Commonsense," but I'm unsure whether that version of the title was ever used. The two-word title is more likely as a nod to Thomas Paine.
    º   This is Part II of the story that began in "Universe."
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Astounding Science Fiction (October 1941)
   Orphans of the Sky (1963)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Lost Legion" (aka "Lost Legacy")
Phil Huxley, Pete Coburn and Joan Freeman discover human powers that have been lost since the time of Mu and Atlantis, but they meet unexpected resistance when they try to reveal the discovery to all humanity.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.013a] Heinlein's original manuscript.
  [G.013b] Editor changed Ambrose Bierce to Ambrose James.
NOTES:
    º   Heinlein's original title, "Lost Legacy", was changed to "Lost Legion" for only the Super Science publication.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe): Super Science Stories (November 1941)
   Astonishing Stories Canada (March 1942)
   In some editions of Assignment in Eternity (1953)
  ----- Lost Legacy (1960)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

1942

"'My Object All Sublime'"
Cleve Carter stumbles upon an invisible man with his own aromatic brand of road rage; later it becomes clear that invisibility has other adventuresome uses, too.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.009a] Heinlein's original manuscript.
  [G.009b] Shortened for Future.
NOTES:
    º   An amusing biographical note from the back of the 2/42 Future: Lyle Monroe is a newish stf writer, whom we've had the good fortune to meet. Or perhaps we should say: the Lyle Monroes. Seeing Lyle without his lady is virtually unthinkable, and the Monroes maintain that they are perfect schizophreniacs, the one being entirely capable of thinking, acting, and speaking for the other without any disharmony then or thereafter resulting. To get down to the point, Monroe's appeared a number of times in our contemporaries, and we felt 'twas time we had one of his tales. So, here's hoping you like "My Object All Sublime." And Damon Knight has done an adequate drawing for the tale, we think.
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Future (February 1942)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Goldfish Bowl"
Dr. Jacobson Graves has a theory about the recent unusual phenomena, such as the up-and-down water spouts near Hawaii. His colleague, Bill Eisenberg, is dubious, but both of them will soon be sucked into the truth.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.032a] Heinlein's original manuscript.
  [G.032b] Rewritten for publication at Campbell's request.
PUBLICATION:
PUBLICATION:
   First publication [G.032a] (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction (March 1942)
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Crown, $3.50 (1946). The 1946 edition has red cloth under the dust jacket.
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
   Best of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Bonanza, $1.95 (1963 TPB). Contains only 22 of the original 40 stories.
  ----- Apeman, Spaceman, ed. Leon E. Stover & Harry Harrison, Doubleday, $5.95 (1968)
  ----- Apeman, Spaceman, ed. Leon E. Stover & Harry Harrison, Rapp & Whiting, 35s/- (1968 UK)
   Apeman, Spaceman, ed. Leon E. Stover & Harry Harrison, Berkeley (1970 PB)
   First Contact, ed. Damon Knight, Pinnacle (1971 PB)
  ----- Apeman, Spaceman, ed. Leon E. Stover & Harry Harrison, Penguin ISBN 0-14-003485-4, 35p (1972 UK PB)
   Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow..., ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos & Jane Agorn, Holt Rinehart & Winston ISBN 0-03-010796-2 (1974)
   The Golden Age of Science Fiction (reprint of Best of Science Fiction), ed. Groff Conklin, Bonanza ISBN 0-51733486-0 (1980). [G.017b]
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Pied Piper"
The political and military leaders of Dr. Groot's country have beseeched him to turn his brilliance to the war effort. He agrees, but only with a condition that will bring a permanent end to the war, neither side victorious.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.010]
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe): Astonishing Stories (March 1942)
  ----- Astonishing Stories Canada (May 1942)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

Beyond This Horizon
Felix Hamilton (or, Hamilton Felix, as he would say) lives in a future utopia where he wonders whether the universe has any meaning beyond his day-to-day life where might makes right.
OPUS NUMBERS:
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.033a] Heinlein's original manuscript.
  [G.033b] Edited for publication by Campbell.
SERIALIZATION [G.033b] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction (pseudonym Anson MacDonald):
   Part I (April 1942)
   Part II (May 1942)
BOOK PUBLICATION [G.033a]
   Fantasy Press, $3.00 (1948). First edition.
   Grosset & Dunlap (1948). First UK edition.
   Appeared as one of two novels in: Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, Number 7, Wings Publishing, 25¢ (Winter 1952). The other novel in this pulp is The Magellanics by Alfred Coppel.
   Signet S1891, 35¢ (1960 PB). First paperback edition.
   Signet D2539, 50¢ (1964 PB)
  ----- In A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   Panther Science Fiction (1967 UK PB)
  ----- Signet P3907, 60¢ (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
   Signet T4211, 75¢ (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
   Signet Q5695, 95¢ (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
  ----- Signet Y6392, $1.25 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
   Signet W7599 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet (1975 PB)
   Panther Science Fiction ISBN 0-586-02348-8, 40p (1975 UK PB)
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-03289-2, 85p (1978 UK PB)
   Signet E8966 ISBN 0-451-08966-9 (1979 PB)
  ----- Signet E9833 ISBN 0-451-09833-1 (198x PB)
  ----- The Ultramarine Publishing Company ISBN 0-89366-282-8 (1981)
   The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2672-9, $14.95 (1981)
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-05085-8, £1.25 (1981 UK PB)
  ----- Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-450-06022-5 (1983 UK)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03289-2 (1985 UK PB)
  ----- Signet ISBN 0-451-15616-1 (1989 PB)
   RoC ISBN 0-451-16676-0 (1997 PB)
   First Edition Library. Published as an exact duplicate of the 1948 Fantasy Press edition. (199x)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-31836-5 (2001)
   Baen ISBN 0-7434-3561-3 (2002 PB)

 

"Waldo"
Gramps Schneider seems to be Heinlein's first Jedi master. "There--that betters you? Now you rest while I some coffee make," he says to Waldo Forthingwaite-Jones. Waldo may be a genius who lives a hermit's life in orbit, but it will take Schneider's philosophy to solve several of his problems. "Reach out for the power, my son. Feel it in your fingers."
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.035a] As published in Astounding.
  [G.035b] Slight revisions for postwar collections, including the new mention of Uranium 235.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication (pseudonym Anson MacDonald): Astounding Science Fiction, August 1942 [G.035a]
   Waldo and Magic, Inc. (1950) [G.035b]
  ----- A Treasury of Great Science Fiction Volume 1, ed. Anthony Boucher, Doubleday (1959)
   Three by Heinlein (1965)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)

 

"The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag"
Teddy and Cynthia Randall are husband and wife, best friends, and partners in the investigation of what Jonathan Hoag does during the daytime. OPUS NUMBER: [G.036]
PUBLICATION
  ----- First publication (pseudonym John Riverside): Unknown Worlds (October 1942)
   Unknown Worlds UK Edition (pseudonym John Riverside) (Summer 1946)
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)

 

1947

"The Green Hills of Earth"
Since the accident that blinded him, "Noisy" Rhysling is a bard who sings his way from port to port throughout the solar system. But he hasn't forgotten the skills of controlling a runaway radioactive pile. OPUS NUMBER: [G.056]
PUBLICATION
     First publication: Saturday Evening Post (February 8, 1947)
   Post Stories 1947, Random House (1947)
   Strange Ports of Call, ed. August Derleth, Pellegrini Cudahy (1948)
   Invasion from Mars, ed. Orson Welles, Dell 'Mapback" #305 (1949 PB)
   My Best Science Fiction Story, ed. Leo Margulies & Oscar J. Friend, Merlin Press (1949)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   New Horizons Through Reading and Literature Book 2, Laidlaw Bros. (1958)
  ----- The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
   The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Doubleday (1963 PB)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  ----- Science Fiction: The Future, ed. Dick Allen, HBJ (1971)
  ----- Speculations, ed. Thomas E. Sanders, Glencoe Press (1973)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
  ----- Looking Back on Tomorrow, ed. John Osborne & David Paskow, Addison-Wesley (1974)
  ----- In Dreams Awake, ed. Leslie A. Fiedler, Dell (1975)
   Fantasy Voyages, Great Science Fiction from the Saturday Evening Post, Curtis Publising Co. (1979)
   The World Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. David G. Hartwell, Little Brown (1989). Also SFBC.
OTHER MEDIA
  ----- TV play adapted by Raphael Hayes for Out There, Season 1, Episode 6 (December 2, 1951)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Dimension X (June 10, 1950)
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on X Minus One (July 7, 1955)
  ----- Old-Time Radio broadcast on CBS Radio Workshop (July 21, 1957)
   Science Fiction Soundbook, LP read by Leonard Nimoy, Caedmon (1977 LP)
   The Green Hills of Earth and Gentlemen, Be Seated, one cassette read by Leonard Nimoy Caedmon (1979 Cassette)
  ----- The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Random House Audio ISBN 0871881160 (1985). Read by Colin Fox.
  ----- The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Random House Audio ISBN 0394299906 (1987)
   The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Waldentapes (19xx)
   William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy read Four Science Fiction Classics, Caedmon Audio Books (1994)
  ----- Read by Kathleen Chalfant on NPR's Selected Shorts (November 27 to December 3, 1999). Repeated on June 2-8, 2001.
  ----- Galaxyonline.com (www.galaxymagazine.com/Heinlein_Robert/index.html (2001)
   BBC Radio 7 Broadcast on "The 7th Dimension" read by Adam Sims (July 7, 2007)

 

"Space Jockey"
Jake Pemberton is a pilot on the route from circum terra to lunar orbit, usually a calm job until a bigwig's young brat gets loose in the control room.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.057] Short story.
  [G.108] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
  ----- First publication: Saturday Evening Post (April 26, 1947)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Life Line (1993)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.108]
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Random House Audio ISBN 0871881160 (1985)
  ----- The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Random House Audio ISBN 0394299906 (1987)
   The Green Hills of Earth and Space Jockey, Waldentapes (19xx)

 

"Columbus Was a Dope"
Professor Appleby is the Chief Engineer of the first starship Pegasus, but his bar-drinking buddies can't understand why anyone would actually want to go to the stars. OPUS NUMBER: [G.053]
PUBLICATION
   First publication (pseudonym Lyle Monroe): Startling Stories (May 1947)
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
  ----- Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales, ed. Isaac Asimov & Groff Conklin, Collier Books (1963)
  ----- The Future Makers, ed. Peter Haining, Sidgwick & Jackson (1968)
   The Future Makers, ed. Peter Haining, NEL (1969 PB)
  ----- Science Fiction Special 5, Sidgwick & Jackson (1971)
   The Future Makers, ed. Peter Haining, Belmont Tower (1974 PB)
   Science Fiction: The Great Years, Volume II, ed. Carol Pohl & Frederick Pohl, Ace (1976)
  ----- Science Fiction, ed. Herbert Kaußen & Rudi Renné
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"They Do It with Mirrors"
Edison Hill comes upon a murder in an artistic bar, but it appears that none of the suspects could have done the foul deed.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.042a] Heinlein's original story.
  [G.042b] Popular Detective publication, with censorship of Hazel running around nude in her apartment.
PUBLICATION:
  ----- First publication (pseudonym Simon York): Popular Detective (May 1947) [G.042b]
   Expanded Universe (1980) [G.042a]

 

"'It's Great to Be Back!'"
Allan and Jo MacRae can't wait to get back to home on Earth.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.058] Short story.
  [G.107] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
  ----- First publication: Saturday Evening Post (July 26, 1947)
  ----- A Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Crown (1948)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   A Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Berkley (1957)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
   A Treasury of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Berkley (1965)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
  ----- Cities of Wonder, ed. Damon Knight, Doubleday (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Cities of Wonder, ed. Damon Knight, Macfadden-Bartell (1971)
  ----- Science Fiction of the 40's, ed. Frederick Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Avon (1978)
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)
   The Ascent of Wonder, ed. David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, Tor (1994)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.107]

 

"Jerry Is a Man" (aka "Jerry Was a Man")
Jerry (a genetically altered anthropoid) and Napolean (a miniature writing elephant with definite musical tastes) come to live with Mrs. Martha van Vogel.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.054]
NOTES:
    º   The Wonder Stories title, "Jerry Is a Man", was changed to "Jerry Was a Man" for subsequent publication. Both phrases appear in the story.
    º   I'm amazed that this story isn't more widely published.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Thrilling Wonder Stories (October 1947)
   Wonder Story Annual (1953)
   In some editions of Assignment in Eternity (1953)
  ----- Lost Legacy (1960)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl (2000)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA   ----- TV play adapted by Michael Tolkin for ABC TV's Masters of Science Fiction, Season 1, Episode 3 (August 18, 2007)

 

"Water Is for Washing"
Eight-year-old Laura and her classmate Tommy put their trust in a nameless driver and a wandering tramp during an earthquake and subsequent problems.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.059a] Heinlein's original story.
  [G.059b] Argosy publication, with Heinlein's concluding paragraphs removed.
PUBLICATION:
  ----- First publication: Argosy (November 1947) [G.059b]
   The Menace from Earth (1950) [G.059b]
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

Rocket Ship Galileo
Art Mueller's uncle, Don Cargraves, has a wild idea to take 18-year-old Art to the moon along with Art's rocket buddies, Ross Jenkins and Maurice Abrams. Gee whillickers!
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.048a] Heinlein's original story.
  [G.048b] Edited by the publisher.
NOTES:
    º   This novel formed the basis of the 1950 movie, "Destination Moon". The novella "Destination Moon" was written later at the request of an editor to match the movie.
BOOK PUBLICATION
      Scribner's (1947). First edition.
   Ace (1971 PB). I'm uncertain whether there was an earlier 1963 paperback.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00695-6 (1971 UK PB). Titled Rocketship Galileo.
   Hudson River (1976). Scribner's Hudson River reprint series.
   Del Rey #26068 (1977 PB)
   A paperback (the 1977?) is part of the Ballantine boxed set The Future World of Robert A. Heinlein ISBN 0-345-27920-4.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00695-6 (1987 UK PB)
   In Four Frontiers, SFBC (2005)
EXCERPTS
  ----- Excerpt titled "Destination Moon" in: Space Movies, ed. Peter Haining, Severn House (1995). The Locus Index indicates that this excerpt differs from the "Destination Moon" novella.
  ----- The above excerpt also appeared in: Vintage Science Fiction, ed. Peter Haining, Carroll & Graf (1999)

 

1948

"The Black Pits of Luna"
Dick Logan is on a family vacation on the moon, a vacation that would be more pleasant without that runt of a little brother.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.061a] Published short story.
  [G.061b] Version created for a juvenile anthology (1961), but so heavily edited that Heinlein refused to allow its publication.
  [G.109] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Dick Logan.
    º   "I liked our guide. He looked like Tom Jeremy in The Space Troopers."
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Saturday Evening Post (January 10, 1948) [G.0611]
  ----- Possible Worlds of Science Fiction, ed. Groff Conklin, Vanguard (1951) [G.061a]
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951) [G.061a]
  ----- Science Fiction and Reader's Guide, ed. Marjorie Barrows, Spencer (1954). Number 16 in the Children's Hour reader series. [G.061a]
  ----- Stories of Scientific Imagination, ed. Joseph Gallant, Oxford Book Co. (1954) [G.061a]
  ----- The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958) [G.061a]
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966) [G.061a]
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.061a]
   Tomorrow's Worlds, ed. Robert Silverberg, Meredith (1969 PB) [G.061a]
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.109]

 

"Gentlemen, Be Seated"
Reporter Jack Arnold has to use his head, and other body parts, in pursuit of an interesting story on the moon. OPUS NUMBER: [G.065]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Argosy (May 1948)
   Shot in the Dark, ed. Judith Merril, Bantam (1950 PB)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   Famous Fantastic Mysteries (June 1952)
  ----- The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Argosy Special Bicentenial Edition: The Best of Argosy's 94 Years Popular Publications (1976)
   First Step Outward, ed. Robert Hoskins, Dell (1981 PB)
   Life Line (1993)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Science Fiction Soundbook, LP read by Leonard Nimoy, Caedmon (1977 LP)
   The Green Hills of Earth and Gentlemen, Be Seated, one cassette read by Leonard Nimoy Caedmon (1979 Cassette)

 

"Ordeal in Space"
After an ordeal in space, Will "Saunders" Cole has an understandable fear of falling, but now he has some motivation to overcome that fear.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.069] Short story.
  [G.111] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
NOTES:
    º   Heinlein's original title was "Broken Wings," a version that was rejected by Saturday Evening Post.
PUBLICATION:
  ----- First publication: Town and Country (May 1948)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
  ----- The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Worlds to Come, ed. Damon Knight, Harper & Row (1967)
   Out of This World 7, ed. Amabel Williams-Ellis & Mably Owen, Blackie (1968)
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)
   Cats in Space, ed. Bill Fawcett, Baen (1992 PB)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.111]
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- Television adaptation by Theodore Sturgeon for CBS Stage 14 (1951)
  ----- TV play adapted by Theodore Sturgeon for Out There, Season 1, Episode 2 (November 4, 1951)
   BBC Radio 7 Broadcast on "The 7th Dimension" read by Adam Sims (July 13, 2007)

 

Space Cadet
Matt Dodson goes from first-year candidate at the space academy to a cadet trainee with responsibility for the lives of those around him.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.070]
NOTES:
    º   According to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, this book formed a loose basis for the tv series Tom Corbett: Space Cadet (1950-55). The first episode "The Mercurian Invasion" is available on video. Gifford indicates that Heinlein leased the rights, but did not have any other input to the series. The series also expanded to radio, a comic strip, eight novels, and many comic books.
    º   Early editions of the book have the Kilroy Was Here as an Earth-Moon ship; later it is an Earth-Mars ship.
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1948). First edition.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00737-5 (1971 UK PB)
   Scribner's (197x)
   Ace (197x PB). Also part of the boxed set
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-35311-0 (1987 PB)
  ----- NEL (1993 UK PB)
   In Four Frontiers, SFBC (2005)

 

1949

Circa 1949
from The Fanscient

"Our Fair City"
Reporter Pete Perkins has a pal, Pappy, who runs a parking lot. Pappy's friend, Kitten, is a real dust devil.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.070]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Weird Tales (January 1949)
  ----- Beyond Human Ken, ed. Judith Merril, Random House (1952)
  ----- Beyond Human Ken, ed. Judith Merril, Grayson (1953)
   Selections from Beyond Human Ken, ed. Judith Merril, Pennant (1954 PB)
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Magazine (January 1967)
   A Treasury of Modern Fantasy, ed. Terry Carr & Martin H. Greenberg, Avon (1981 PB)
   Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment, ed. David G. Hartwell (1988). Also SFBC.
  ----- Masters of Fantasy, ed. Terry Carr & Martin H. Greenberg, Galahad (1992)
   The Fantasy Hall of Fame, ed. Robert Silverberg, Harper Collins (1998)

 

"Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon"
Eagle scout Bruce Hollifield is on his way from Earth to Venus with a three-week stopover on the moon where he hopes to complete the requirements for Lunar Eagle.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.074]
SERIALIZATION first publication in Boys' Life:
   Part I (April 1949)
  ----- Part II (May 1949)
PUBLICATION
   Expanded Universe (1980)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Poor Daddy"
To save his valor, Puddin's Daddy must learn to skate in a suave and secretive manner.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.067]
NOTES:
    º   The first of three stories about 18-year-old Puddin' around 1950, in which she meets her boyfriend Cliff.
    º   Puddin's real name is Maureen, the same as Lazarus Long's mother.
PUBLICATION
  ----- First publication: Calling All Girls (August 1949)
   Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992)

 

"Gulf"
Joe Greene (or is it Gilead,... or Briggs, ... he's not quite sure) is a spy who loses an important microfilm on the way from the moon to Chicago, but he may have found something more important.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.081]
NOTES:
    º   A letter from Richard A. Hoen in the November 1948 Astounding pretended to review the November 1949 issue of the magazine, including a review of Gulf. Campbell and Heinlein then plotted to make the review come true.
SERIALIZATION first publication in Astounding Science Fiction:
   Part I (November 1949)
   Part II (December 1949)
PUBLICATION
   Assignment in Eternity (1953)
  ----- A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels, ed. Damon Knight, Delacorte (1964)
   A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels, ed. Damon Knight, Dell 1158 (1965 PB)
  ----- A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels, ed. Damon Knight, Mayflower (1968 PB)
  ----- Analog: Writers' Choice, Volume II, ed. Stanley Schmidt, Davis (1984)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

"Delilah and the Space Rigger"
"Tiny" Larsen has a construction schedule to keep for Space Station One. How can he manage that when those goundhog boneheads have sent a woman radio operator?
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.075] Short story.
  [G.112] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
NOTES:     º   First person narrator: "Dad" Witherspoon.
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Blue Book (December 1949)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  ----- Wide-Angle Lens, ed. Phyllis R. Fenner, William Morrow (1980)
   Life Line (1993)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.112]

 

"The Long Watch" (aka "Rebellion on the Moon")
To foil a military coup, Johnny Ezra Dahlquist must ensure that none of the atom bombs on the moon are in working order.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.076a] Heinlein's original story.
  [G.076b] "Rebellion on the Moon" -- Heavily edited for American Legion Magazine. According to Gifford, never republished in the US.
  [G.110] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: American Legion Magazine (December 1949) [G.076b]
  ----- Beyond Time and Space, ed. August Derleth, Pellegrini Cudahy (1950)
   The Green Hills of Earth (1951) [G.076a]
   Nebula Science Fiction (Number 12, Summer 1955). Title is "Rebellion on the Moon". [G.076b]
   Beyond Time and Space, ed. August Derleth, Berkley (1958 PB)
  ----- The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958) [G.076a]
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966) [G.076a]
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967) [G.076a]
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973) [G.076a]
   The Science Fiction Roll of Honor, ed. Frederick Pohl, Random House (1975). Also SFBC.
  ----- The Future at War Volume 1: Thor's Hammer, ed. Reginald Bretnor, Ace (1979)
  ----- Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow, ed. Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Crown/Bonanza (1987)
   New Destinies, Volume VI, ed. Jim Baen (1988)
  ----- A Separate Star: A Science Fiction Tribute to Rudyard Kipling, ed. David Drake & Sandra Miesel, Bae (1989)
   Grand Master's Choice, ed. Andre Norton & Ingrid Zierhut, NESFA Press (1989)
  ----- Cities in Space, ed. Jerry Pournelle & John F. Carr, Ace (1991)
   Life Line (1980)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl (2000)
  ----- The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Garyn G. Roberts (2001)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.110]

 

Red Planet
Young Martian colonist Jim Marlow and his Martian pet Willis head to an oppresive boarding school on Mars.         
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.077a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.077b] Edited by Schribner's.
NOTES:
    º   Portions cut by the editor were republished in Grumbles from the Grave (1989) and in the 1991 reissue.
BOOK PUBLICATION:
   Scribner's (1949). First edition. There may have been a similar library binding produced at the same time. [G.077b]
   In a later year, Scribner's published a $1.25 paperback edition with art printed on the cover. I have seen one hardback version of this (about 8 1/8" by 5 3/8"), but I would guess that it is actually a paperback that was stripped and bound by a library, with the original paperback cover pasted to the bound book.
   Pan Books #X712 (1967 UK PB)
   Ace (197x PB). Also part of the boxed set
   Del Rey (197x PB)
   Del Rey (1987 PB) [G.077a]. Also part of the boxed set Adventures in Tomorrow.
   Del Rey (199x)
  ----- Robert Hale (2000 UK)
   In Four Frontiers, SFBC (2005)
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Cut portions from Heinlein's original are published in Grumbles from the Grave (1989)
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- Animated mini-series loosely based on the novel (1994)

 

1950

"Cliff and the Calories"
Plump Puddin' certainly lives up to her nickname, until the day she starts a diet. The diet fails, but what effect will that have for boyfriend Cliff?
OPUS NUMBER: [G.088]
NOTES:
    º   "Poor Daddy" and "The Bulletin Board" are the other two Puddin' stories. "Mother and the Animal Kingdom" was proposed but not written.
PUBLICATION
  ----- First publication: Senior Prom (Issue #100 of Calling All Girls) (August 1950)
   Expanded Universe (1980)

 

Farmer in the Sky (aka Satellite Scout)
After his mother dies, Bill Lermer agrees to trying a new life on Ganymede with his father and a new step-family.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.083a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.083b] "Satellite Scout" -- Edited and abridged for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   Retro Hugo Award: Best 1951 Novel (awarded 2001).
    º   First person narrator: Bill Lermer.
SERIALIZATION [G.083b] first publication in Boys' Life with title Satellite Scout:
   Part I (August 1950)
  ----- Part II (September 1950)
  ----- Part III (October 1950)
  ----- Part IV (November 1950)
BOOK PUBLICATION [G.083a]:
   Scribner's (1950). First edition.
   Pan Books #X713 ISBN 0-330-10713-5 (1967 UK PB)
   Dell Books (1968 PB)
   Del Rey (1976 PB)
   Del Rey (1985 PB). Also part of the boxed set Adventures in Tomorrow.
   Gollancz ISBN 0-575-04783-6 (1990 UK PB).
   Del Rey (199x). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   In Four Frontiers, SFBC (2005)
   Baen ISBN 1-4165-5540-4 (2008 PB).
OTHER MEDIA
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 141591215-7 (2001). Five cassettes read by Scott Brick.

 

"The Man Who Sold the Moon" (aka "Excursus"?)
Delos David Harriman ("D.D." from "Requiem") has the ambition and drive to be the first man on the Moon, but will he have the technology and financing?
OPUS NUMBER: [G.079]
NOTES:
    º   Retro Hugo Award: Best 1951 Novella (awarded 2001).
    º   The story is retold from a different viewpoint in To Sail Beyond the Sunset.
PUBLICATION
   First publication in: The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
   American Science Fiction (1952). This is an Australian pocketbook/magazine from Malian Press (Sydney). There were several dozen 32-page issues in the first half of the 1950s , but they were undated and unnumbered. This Heinlein might have been 1952 according to The Fine Books Company. Tim Gadd told me some details about his copy: The format is 32 pp of dense, double-columned print. No advertisements; no publisher details; literally nothing but the story itself.
   The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958)
  ----- A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2, ed. Anthony Boucher, Doubleday (1959). Also SFBC.
  ----- A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Dimension X, ed. Damon Knight, Simon & Schuster (1970). Also SFBC.
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
   Life Line (1993)

 

"Destination Moon"
On the 1950 set of Destination Moon
with Ginny
(from The Heinlein Society)
Radio engineer Mannie Traub is a last minute crew addition for the first trip to the moon, and hopefully back.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.073] Screen play, coauthored by Rip Van Ronkel. Loosely based on Rocket Ship Galileo.
  [G.086] Novella.
NOTES:
    º   The novella in Short Stories Magazine was written at the request of an editor to match the movie.
    º   Heinlein's thoughts on the making of the movie are in a short article "The Shooting of Destination Moon", which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction (July 1950) . Reprinted in the British Astounding Science Fiction (December 1950) and in Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master. There is also an interview with Heinlein about Destination Moon in Starlog (June 1977) .
    º   The May 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics includes a cover article about the filming of the movie and the prospects for a real life journey to the moon.
    º   The premiere issue of DC Comics Strange Adventures (August-September 1950) includes "A thrilling preview of Hollywood's smash interplanetary epic--Destination Moon."
    º   Around the time of shooting the movie, Heinlein also wrote a three-page treatment, Abbott and Costello Move to the Moon, a parody of the making of Destination Moon in which the comedy duo actually end up on the moon.
    º   The Locus Index indicates that the story "Destination Moon" in Space Movies (ed. Peter Haining, Severn House (1995)) is an excerpt from Rocket Ship Galileo, different from the "Destination Moon" novella.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication of novella: Short Stories Magazine (September 1950) [G.073b]
   Three Times Infinity, ed. Leo Margulies, Gold Medal (1958 PB) [G.073b]
  ----- Destination Moon, ed. G. Hartwell, Gregg Press (1979) [G.073b]. Includes the novella and related material (Shooting Destination Moon, reprint of the movie book, newspaper reviews).
   Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992) [G.073b]
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
OTHER MEDIA:
         Movie (1950) directed by Irving Pichel, winner of the 1951 Retro Hugo for 1951 (awarded in 2001), now available as a video or dvd [G.073a]
   Old-Time Radio broadcast on Dimension X (June 24, 1950), co-author credit given to movie producer George Pal.
   Fawcett Movie Comic Book (1950)
   LP Motion Picture Score (1980)

 

1951

Between Planets (aka Planets in Combat)
With imminent interplanetary war, Don Harvey's parents send a message for him to quickly leave boarding school on Earth, but the only berth he can get takes him to Venus with no money and no acquaintances except the Venus dragon "Sir Isaac Newton."
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.095a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.095b] "Planets in Combat" -- Edited and abridged for serialization.
SERIALIZATION [G.095b] first publication in Blue Book with title Planets in Combat:
   Part I (September 1951)
   Part II (Octoboer 1951)
PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1951). First edition.
  ----- Ace #05501 (1951 PB). First paperback edition. (Doubtful!)
   Scribner's (19xx PB). In a later year, Scribner's published a $1.45 paperback edition with art printed on the cover. I have seen one hardback version of the similar Schribner's Red Planet (about 8 1/8" by 5 3/8"), but I would guess that it is actually a paperback that was stripped and bound by a library, with the original paperback cover pasted to the bound book.
   Victor Gollancz ISBN 0-57500123-2 (1968).
   Scribner's (197x)
   Ace #05500 (197x PB). Also part of the boxed set
   Del Rey (1978 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03584-0 (1987 UK PB).
   Del Rey (1988 PB). Also part of the boxed set Adventures in Tomorrow.
  ----- Econo-Clad Books (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- Robert Hale (0-7090-7138-8, 2002 UK)
   In To the Stars, SFBC (2004)
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Sixteen page excerpt "Circum-Terra" in Call of Adventure (Collier's Junior Classics Book #9) (1962). The excerpt begins: In the far future, when most nations of the universe are members of an Interplanetary Federation, 19-year-old Don finds himself caught in a revolution started by Venus. He makes friends with a scientist-dragon from that planet, a weird creature affectionately called "Sir Isaac Newton."
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books 2549 (2000). Unabridged audio cassette, read by Lloyd James.

 

The Puppet Masters
Agent "Sam Cavanaugh" and his "sister Mary" are in the field against a menace from space that can invade anyone's body.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.091a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.091b] Cut by Heinlein for publication.
  [G.091c] Edited for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   Portions cut by Heinlein were restored in a 1990 reissue.
SERIALIZATION [G.091c] first publication in Galaxy Science Fiction:
   Part I (September 1951)
   Part II (October 1951)
   Part III (November 1951)
PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1951) [G.091b]. First edition.
   Signet 980 (1952 PB) [G.091b]. First paperback edition.
  ----- Science Fiction Club Museum Press (1953 UK). First UK edition.
  ---- Signet S1544 (1958 PB) [G.091b]
   Signet P2863 (1965 PB) [G.091b]
   In Three by Heinlein (1965) [G.091b]
   Signet E8538 (1970 PB) [G.091b]
   Pan Books ISBN 0-330-02235-0 (1974 UK PB)
   Signet W6612 (197R PB). Undated later 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right.
  ----- Signet W7339 (1970s PB). Undated mid 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right.
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2508-0 (1979)
   In A Heinlein Trio (1980) [G.091b]
   Del Rey, 0-345-33014-5 (1986 PB) [G.091a]
   NEL ISBN 0-450-40578-8 (1993 UK PB) [G.091a]
   Del Rey (199x PB) [G.091a]
   Del Rey (199y PB) [G.091a]
  ----- Yestermorrow Books (1999). No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
OTHER MEDIA
  ----- Has been noted as the uncredited basis of the movie "The Brain Eaters" (1958)
   The novel is the basis of the film The Puppet Masters with Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner. Written by Terry Rossio and directed by Stuart Orme (1994).
   Blackstone Audio Books 2226 (1998). Unabridged, nine cassettes, nine CDs or one MP3CD read by Lloyd James.

 

1952

"The Year of the Jackpot"
When Meade Barstow unexpectedly undresses in public, Potiphar Breen sees more than an isolated incidence of craziness.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.097a] Magazine publication has specific dates in the story.
  [G.097b] Subsequent publication with dates omitted.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Galaxy Science Fiction (March 1952)
   Shadow of Tomorrow, ed. Frederick Pohl, Permabooks (1953)
  ----- Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction, ed. Horace L. Gold, Crown (1954)
   The End of the World, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Ace (1956)
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
  ----- Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday (1966)
   Nightmare Age, ed. Frederick Pohl, Ballantine (1970)
  ----- Windows into Tomorrow, ed. Robert Silverberg, Hawthorne (1974)
   A Shocking Thing, ed. Damon Knight, Pocket (1974)
  ----- Looking Ahead, ed. Dick Allen & Lori Allen, HBJ (1975)
   Bangs and Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World, ed. James Frenkel, McGraw Hill (1999)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl (2000)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

The Rolling Stones (aka Tramp Space Ship, aka Space Family Stone)
Castor and Pollux Stone--"The Unheavenly Twins"--hope to convince Mom, Dad, Granny Hazel, sister, and the brat to take off for points beyond.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.099a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.099b] Tramp Space Ship -- Edited and abridged for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   UK edition has the title Space Family Stone.
    º   The original title for the serial was The Unheavenly Twins.
SERIALIZATION [G.011b] first publication in Boys' Life with title Tramp Space Ship:
  ----- Part I (September 1952)
  ----- Part II (October 1952)
   Part III (November 1952)
  ----- Part IV (December 1952)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1952). First edition.
   Ace (197x PB)
   Scribner's (197x)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-34532451-X (1977 PB)
   Gollancz (1978 UK)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-32451-X (1985 PB)
   A paperback (the 1985?) is part of the Ballantine boxed set The Future World of Robert A. Heinlein ISBN 0-345-27920-4.
   NEL (1988 UK PB)
   In To the Stars, SFBC (2004)
OTHER MEDIA
   Full Cast Audio (2005). Eight CDs performed by A Full Cast.

 

1953

Project Moonbase (aka Ring Around the Moon)
Three astronauts travel to the moon, or to be more accurate: two astronauts and a spy.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.106a] "Ring Around the Moon" -- Heinlein's original teleplay, co-authored by Jack Seaman.
  [G.106b]"Project Moonbase" -- Material added by Seaman without consulting Heinlein, and released in the movie theaters.
PUBLICATION:
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.106b]
OTHER MEDIA:
   "Project Moonbase" [G.106b] Released in the movie theaters in 1953, now available as a 63-minute video (VHS or DVD format).

 

"Project Nightmare"
Grandma Anna Wilkins and two beautiful redheaded twins (Jean and Joan Brown) are three of the Americans with extra-sensory powers that Dr. Reynolds claims can help the military.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.098] Short story.
  [G.118] Unfilmed teleplay adaptation of the story written circa 1953.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Amazing Stories (April/May 1953)
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
   Amazing Stories (June 1967)
   14 Great Tales of ESP, ed. Idella Purnell Stone, Fawcett Gold Medal (1969)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008) [G.118]

 

"Sky Lift"
Joe Appleby must pilot a high accelleration torch ship to Pluto to stop an epidemic.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.103]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Imagination (November 1953)
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
   Rogue (August 1958)
   A Century of Science Fiction, ed. Damon Knight, Simon and Schuster (1962). Also SFBC.
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

Starman Jones
Young Max Jones can no longer live at home, but where will his uncanny mathematical ability get him as a novice crewman on a space ship?
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.122a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.122b] Edited by Schribner's.
BOOK PUBLICATION:
   Scribner's (1953). First edition.
   Sedgewick & Jackson (1954 UK). First UK edition.
   Dell Books (1969 PB)
   Del Rey #24354 (1975 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03040-7 (1985 UK PB)
   Del Rey #32811 (1991 PB). Also part of the boxed set Adventures in Tomorrow.
   Del Rey (199x). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- Yestermorrow Books (1999) No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   In To the Stars, SFBC (2004)

 

1954

The Star Beast (aka Star Lummox)
John Thomas Stuart XI has a pet, Lummox, who has grown to large proportions by snacking on a few too many cars and other steel tidbits.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.124a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.124b] "Star Lummux" -- Edited and abridged for serialization.
SERIALIZATION [G.124b] first publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction with title Star Lummox:
   Part I (May 1954)
   Part II (June 1954)
   Part III (July 1954)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1954). First edition.
   Ace (197x PB). Also part of the boxed set
   NEL (1971 UK PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00829-0 (1973 UK PB)
   Del Rey (1977 PB)
   A paperback (the 1977?) is part of the Ballantine boxed set The Future World of Robert A. Heinlein ISBN 0-345-27920-4.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03856-4 (1978 UK PB)
   Del Rey ISBN0-345-35059-6 (2003 PB)
   In To the Stars, SFBC (2004)

 

1955

Tunnel in the Sky
When Rod Walker's final exam in Advanced Survival goes awry, he and his classmates are stranded on a faraway planet.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.126]
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1955). First edition.
   Ace (197x PB)
  ----- Scribner's (19xx). Later edition.
   Pan Books ISBN 0-330-02029-3, (1968 UK PB)
   Pan Books ISBN 0-330-02029-3, (1973 UK PB). Same ISBN, but different cover.
   Avon (197x PB)
   Del Rey, 0-345-35373-0 (1991 PB)
   Del Rey (1995 PB)
   A paperback (the 1995?) is part of the Ballantine boxed set The Future World of Robert A. Heinlein, 0-345-27920-4.
  ----- Robert Hale (2001 UK PB)
   In Infinite Possibilities, SFBC (2003)
   Pocket Books (2005 TPB).
  ----- Ballantine Del Rey (0-345-46623-3, 2005 TPB)

 

1956

The Sturgeon Stories
And you thought Heinlein didn't write any short stories in the mid-fifties. Maybe he didn't, but on Feb 11, 1955, he sent a letter of story ideas to his friend, Ted Sturgeon. (In his collection The Golden Helix, Sturgeon says it was November. The letter is reprinted in the August 1995 NY Review of Science Fiction.) For those of you who have exhausted all other Heinlein stories, give these Sturgeon stories a try. I'll assign Gifford-like unofficial numbers as I discover the stories, and you can find short synopses at my Sturgeon page.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.127.1a] (Unofficial)
PUBLICATION:
  ----- The Letter from Heinlein to Sturgeon in New York Review of Science Fiction, Number 84 (August 1995) [G.127.1a]
   "The Other Man" in Galaxy Science Fiction (September 1956) [G.127.1b]
   "And Now the News..." in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (December 1956) [G.127.1c]

 

Double Star
Lorenzo Smythe--"The Great Lorenzo"--is a good actor in a tight financial spot, forcing him to take a temporary job as a double for an injured politician.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.128]
NOTES:
    º   Hugo Award 1956.
    º   First person narrator: Lorenzo Smythe.
SERIALIZATION [G.011b] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction:
   Part I (February 1956)
   Part II (March 1956)
   Part III (April 1956)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1956). First edition. Same cover used for the SFBC edition which has the words "Book Club Edition" on the inside front dust cover.
  ----- Serialized in UK Astounding (July, August, September 1956)
   Signet S1444 (1957 PB)
   Michael Joseph (1958). First UK edition.
   Readers Union (1959 UK). UK SFBC #41.
   Panther (1960 UK PB)
   Panther (1963 UK PB)
   Signet D2419 (1964 PB)
   Signet P3669 (1966 PB).
   In A Heinlein Trio (1965)
   Panther Books (1968 UK PB)
   Signet P3669 (1970s PB). Undated early 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top left. Reissue kept earlier P3669 number.
   Signet (1970s PB). Undated mid 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet (197y PB)
  ----- Signet E8905 (19xx PB). Eighteenth printing.
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series (1978)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-33013-7 (1986 PB)
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Excerpt in: Mars, We Love You, ed. Jane Hipolito & Willis E. McNelly, Doubleday (1971)
   Excerpt in: Mars, We Love You, ed. Jane Hipolito & Willis E. McNelly, Pyramid (1973)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Blackstone Audio Books 2549 ISBN 0-7861-1745-1 (2000). Five cassettes read by Lloyd James.
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-9902-4 (2000). Six CDs read by Lloyd James.
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-9503-7 (2001). MP3 CD read by Lloyd James.

 

Time for the Stars
Because of their telepathic link, Tom and Pat Bartlett are selected to have one of them go on a torchship to the stars while the other stays as the Earthside link. In the normal run of affairs, Pat would be the one to travel to the stars (he always gets his own way), but perhaps things will be different for Tom this time.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.129]
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Tom Bartlett.
BOOK PUBLICATION
      Scribner's (August 1956). First edition. Same cover used for the early SFBC edition which has the words "Book Club Edition" on the inside front dust cover.
   Ace (19xx PB). Also part of the boxed set
   Pan Books ISBN 0-330-02028-5 (1968 UK PB)
   Hudson River (1976). Scribner's Hudson River reprint series.
   Del Rey (1987 PB)
  ----- Ballantine (1999)
   In Infinite Possibilities, SFBC (2003)

 

The Door into Summer
Inventor Dan Davis falls into bad company and wakes up 30 years later, but he gets an idea of how to put things right even at this late point.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.131]
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Dan Davis.
SERIALIZATION first publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:
   Part I (October 1956)
   Part II (November 1956)
   Part III (December 1956)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1957). First edition. Same cover used for the SFBC edition which has the words "Book Club Edition" on the inside front dust cover.
   Signet S1639 (1959 PB). First paperback edition.
   Signet T3750 (196x PB)
   Signet Y6396 (1970s PB). Undated mid 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet J9628 (1970s PB). Undated mid 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right.
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2446-7 (1979)
   In A Heinlein Trio (1965)
  ----- Gollancz ISBN 0-575-03850-0 (1986 UK PB)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-33012-9 (1993 PB)
   Del Rey (1994 PB)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-41399-7 (1997 TPB)
   Orion/Gollancz (0-575-07054-4, 2000 UK TPB)
  ----- SFBC #55803, 0-7394-3129-3 (2003)
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-3678-2 (2006). Cassettes read by Patrick Lawlor.
  ----- Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-7692-X (2006). CDs read by Patrick Lawlor.
   Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-7954-6 (2006). MP3 CD read by Patrick Lawlor.

 

1957

"The Menace from Earth"
The heroine of the story is Holly Jones: "I'm very intellgent, but it doesn't show, because I look like an underdone angel. Insipid." She lives on the moon, where she spends her free time designing spaceships and flying with Jeff...until an interloper from Earth appears.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.132]
PUBLICATION
   First publication: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (August 1957)
   New Worlds Science Fiction (October 1957)
   The Menace from Earth (1959)
  ----- Tomorrow's Children, ed. Isaac Asimov, Doubleday (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
  ----- Hot and Cold Running Water, ed. Georgess McHargue, Holt Rinehart & Winston (1974)
  ----- The World Turned Upside Down, ed. David Drake, Eric Flynt & Jim Baen, Baen (2005)
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- The Menace from Earth, Atlanta Radio Theater Company (200x). Adaptation.
   Read "The Menace from Earth" online at The World Turned Upside Down (July 4, 2006)

 

Citizen of the Galaxy
Young Thorby is nothing but a mistreated slave, until he is sold to a beggar named Baslim on a far-away planet.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.134]
SERIALIZATION [G.028a] first publication in Astounding Science Fiction:
   Part I (September 1957)
   Part II (October 1957)
   Part III (November 1957)
   Part IV (December 1957)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1957). First edition.
  ----- Ace (1957 PB). First paperback edition.
  ----- Serialized in UK Astounding (January, February, March, April 1958)
   Ace (196x PB). Also part of the boxed set
  ----- Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-047071-9 (1972 UK PB)
   Hudson River (1976). Scribner's Hudson River reprint series.
   Scribner's (1985)
   Del Rey (1987 PB)
   Penguin ISBN 0-14-005749-8 (1994 UK PB)
   Del Rey (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- Robert Hale (2001 UK)
   In Infinite Possibilities, SFBC (2003)
   Pocket Books ISBN 1-4165-0552-0 (2005 TPB)
EXCERPTS
   Excerpt called "Baptism of Fire" published in Beyond the Stars, Octopus Press (1983)
OTHER MEDIA
  ----- Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-2744-9 (2004). Seven cassettes read by Lloyd James. Smaller packaging (6.3 x 4.1 x 2.8 inches).
   Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-2832-1 (2004). Seven cassettes read by Lloyd James. Larger packaging (9.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches).
  ----- Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-8381-0 (2004). Eight CDs read by Lloyd James. Larger packaging (6.9 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches).
  ----- Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-8479-5 (2004). Eight CDs read by Lloyd James. Smaller packaging (5.7 x 5 x 1.8 inches).
   Blackstone Audio ISBN 0-7861-8463-9 (2004). MP3 CD read by Lloyd James.

 

"The Elephant Circuit" (aka "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants")
John Watts spent many happy years traveling the country with his wife Martha and their dog Bindlestiff. Now Martha and Bindlestiff are gone, but Johnny continues to travel on his own.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.072]
NOTES:
    º   Only the first publication was titled "The Elephant Circuit".
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Saturn (October 1957)
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
  ----- The Best of All Possible Worlds, ed. Spider Robinson, Ace (1980)
   New Destinies, Volume VI, ed. Jim Baen (1988)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
  ----- Galaxyonline.com (2001)
OTHER MEDIA:
   The Man Who Traveled in Elephants, Atlanta Radio Theater Company (2001). Adaptation.

 

1958

"Tenderfoot in Space" (aka "Tenderfoot on Venus")
Charles and his loyal pup Nixie immigrate to Venus. Charles finds that most of his boy scout survival skills are no longer useful, but Nixie is definitely still a scout.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.133a] "Tenderfoot on Venus" -- Heinlein's original novella.
  [G.133b] Strongly edited and abridged for serialization.
SERIALIZATION [G.133b] first publication in Boys' Life with title "Tenderfoot in Space":
  ----- Part I (May 1958)
  ----- Part II (June 1958)
  ----- Part III (July 1958)
PUBLICATION
   Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992) [G.133a] in most versions, but [G.133b] in the mass-market paperback.
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

Have Space Suit--Will Travel
Kip Russell isn't satisfied with winning a spacesuit in a soap contest. He has to get it into working order, and into outer space.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.136]
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Kip Russell.
SERIALIZATION first publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:
   Part I (August 1958)
   Part II (September 1958)
   Part III (October 1958)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Scribner's (1958). First edition.
  ----- Gollancz (1963 UK). First UK edition.
   Ace (196x). Also part of the boxed set
   NEL ISBN 0-450-02321-4 (1975 UK PB)
   Hudson River (1976). Scribner's Hudson River reprint series.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00729-4 (1987 UK PB)
   Atheneum (1990). I think this is SFBC edition only, with the SFBC number 06425 on the back dust jacket.
  ----- Buccaneer Books (1994 UK)
   Del Rey (1995). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   Del Rey (1995 PB). Also part of the boxed set Adventures in Tomorrow.
  ----- Ballantine Del Rey (0-345-46107-X, 2003 TPB)
   In Outward Bound, SFBC (2006)
OTHER MEDIA
   Full Cast Audio (2003). Eight CDs performed by A Full Cast.   -----Writer and director Harry Kloor is working on a full-length movie.

 

1959

"—All You Zombies—"
A 25-year-old man, originally born as an orphan girl named Jane, tells his story to a 55-year-old bartender.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.139]
NOTES:
    º   The bartender is the first person narrator.
PUBLICATION
   First publication: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Mar 1959
   The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
   The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Ninth Series, ed. Robert P. Mills, Doubleday (1959)
   The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Ninth Series, ed. Robert P. Mills, Ace (1959 PB)
   The Worlds of Science Fiction, ed. Robert P. Mills, Paperback Library (1963)
   The Mirror of Infinity, ed. Robert Silverberg, Harper & Row (1970)
  ----- Survival Printout, Vintage (1973)
   The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
  ----- As Tomorrow Becomes Today, ed. Charles W. Sullivan, Prentice-Hall (1974)
  ----- Approaches to Science Fiction, ed. Donald L. Lawler, Houghton Mifflin (1978)
   Knave (June 1978)
  ----- Against Tomorrow, ed. Robert Hoskins, Fawcett (1979)
   The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October 1979). This is the 30th anniversary issue, also in hardcover as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science fiction: A 30 Year Retrospective, ed. Edward L. Ferman, Doubleday (1980).
   The Road to Science Fiction #3, ed. James E. Gunn, Mentor (1979)
   The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Arbor House (1980). Also SFBC.
   Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology, ed. Eric S. Rabkin, Oxford University Press (1983)
  ----- Philosophy and Science Fiction, ed. Michael Philips, Prometheus (1984)
   Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century, ed. Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Crown/Avenel (1987)
  ----- Thought Probes: Philosophy Through Science Fiction Literature, 2nd Edition, ed. Fred D. Miller, Jr. & Nicholas D. Smith, Prentice-Hall (1988)
   Another Round at the Spaceport Bar, ed. George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer, Avon (1989)
  ----- The Road to Science Fiction, Volume 3, ed. James E. Gunn, White Wolf Inc (June 1996)
  ----- Timescapes, ed. Peter Haining, Souvenir Press (1997)
   The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
----- Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century, ed. Orson Scott Card, Ace (2001)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

Starship Troopers (aka Starship Soldier)
Upon graduation from high school, Johnnie Rico makes his first independant decision--to join the military and become a starship trooper.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.140a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.140b] Edited and abridged for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   Hugo Award 1960
SERIALIZATION [G.140b] first publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction with title Starship Soldier:
   Part I (October 1959)
   Part II (November 1959)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1959). First edition.
   Signet D1987 (1961 PB)
   Signet D2381 (1963 PB)
   Berkley Books (1968 PB)
   Berkley Books (1979 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00573-9 (1982 UK PB)
   Ace (1987 PB)
  ----- In Book of the Month Club Heinlein Collection (1991)
   Ace (199x)
   Ace (199x). I think this hardback was published only as a SFBC edition with the SFBC number 17283 on the back dust jacket.
  ----- NEL (1993 UK PB)
   Amereon ISBN 0-84881-045-7 (1994). No dust cover. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
  ----- Buccaneer Books (1995 UK)
   Ace (1997 PB)
   Ace (1998 PB). Large Print.
   Ace (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   In Outward Bound, SFBC (2006)
   Easton Press (2008)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Basis for a 1976 Avalon Hill game.
   Japanese Anime series ("Uchû No Senshi") loosely follows the novel (1988)
   Combat Command in the World of Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers: Shines the Name by Mark Acres (a choose your own adventure book)
   "Starship Troopers" movie released in May 1998 with Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey
   Comic Book by Dark Horse Comics (1998)
   Recorded Books(19xx). Unabridged, seven audio casettes read by George Wilson.
  ----- Basis for a TV series on the USA Channel: Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles (1999-2002). Known as Starship Troopers: The Series in the UK.
   Blackstone Audio CD (2000). Unabridged seven cassettes, nine CDs or one MP3CD read by Lloyd James.
   Basis for a 2000 Hasbro computer game: Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy

 

1961

Stranger in a Strange Land
Valentine Michael Smith is "The Man from Mars," raised by ancient Martians after a crash left infant Michael as the only survivor of an ill-fated voyage.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.127a] Heinlein's original novel, not published until 1990.
  [G.127b] Edited by Heinlein (60,000 words cut).
NOTES:
    º   Hugo Award 1962.
    º   San Marino issued a sheet of sixteen SF stamps in 1998, including one for Stranger .
    º   Listed in Paul Williams' The 20th Century's Greatest Hits
    º   A web page of Stranger cover art provided some of the pictures used here.
BOOK PUBLICATION:
   Putnam ISBN 0-399-10772-X (1961) [G127b]. First edition. The ISBN won't be present in printings before 1966. I'm uncertain of the first printing that included the ISBN. There is a Taiwan edition with this same cover--bootleg-- and Heinlein never received royalties for it.
   Putnam SFBC, No ISBN (1960s and 70s) [G127b]. SFBC Edition has the words "Book Club Edition" on the front inside dust cover.
   Avon Books #V2056, No ISBN (1962 PB). First paperback edition. [G.127b]
   Avon Books #V2191, No ISBN (1967 PB) [G.127b]. I'm uncertain whether this cover appeared any earlier than 1967.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-02202-1 (1968 PB) [G.127b]. I am uncertain whether the 1968 edition actually included the ISBN (with or without the leading zero). This ISBN seems to be used through at least March 1972, possibly with different covers.
   Capricorn Books ISBN 0-399-50268-8 (1972 TPB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-01756-7 (1972 PB) [G.127b]. Sometime in 1972, the Berkley paperback got this new ISBN, which may have persisted until October 1975. This was followed by several more ISBN changes that are noted below. I do have several cover scans from this time period (70s), but I don't know the years or ISBNs to match them:
  • Before 27th printing, $1.25
  • 27th printing, $1.50
  • 45th printing
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425 03067-9 (October 1975 PB) [G.127b]
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04432-7 (1977 UK) [G.127b]
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-03782-7 (November 1977 PB) [G.127b]. The scan is from the 48th printing.
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-04377-0 (July 1979 PB) [G.127b]
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04218-9 (1980 UK PB) [G.127b]
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-04688-5 (November 1980 PB) [G.127b]
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-05833-6 (July 1982 PB) [G.127b]
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-06490-5 (July 1983 PB) [G.127b]. The ISFDB has this ISBN in use in 1982.
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-07142-1 (January 1984 PB) [G.127b]
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-05216-8 (May 1984 PB) [G.127b]
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-08094-3 (December 1984 PB) [G.127b]
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00403-1 (1985 UK PB) [G.127b]
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-10147-9 (November 1986 PB) [G.127b]
   Ace ISBN 0-441-79034-8 (1987 PB) [G.127b]
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-00403-1 (1987 UK PB) [G.127b]
   Easton Press, No ISBN (1989). Collector's edition.
   Ace/Putnam ISBN 0-399-13586-3 (1991) [G.127a]. First uncut edition.
   Ace/Putnam SFBC #17697, No ISBN (1991) [G.127a]. Same front cover as the 1991 hardback, but but has the SFBC number on the back.
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-54267-X (1991 UK) [G.127a]. First UK uncut edition.
  ----- Amereon, 0-84880-522-4 (1991). No dust jacket. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter). I don't know which version of the story it has.
   Ace ISBN 0-441-78838-6 (1991 TPB) [G.127a]. First uncut large paperback.
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-54742-6 (1992 PB) [G.127a]. First uncut UK paperback.
   Ace ISBN 0-441-79034-8 (1995 PB) [G.127a]
  ----- NEL (1995 UK PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-54742-6 (1997 UK PB) [G.127a]
  ----- Econo-Clad Books (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- Sagebrush ISBN 0-8085-2087-3 (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries. I think this edition reverts to the edited novel [G.127b].
  ----- Turtleback Books ISBN 0-60625126-X (2003). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-340-83795-0 (2005 UK PB)
   Hodder Paperback ISBN 0-340-93834-X (2007 UK TPB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-0952-1 (1996) [G.127a]. Twelve cassettes read by Christopher Hurt.
   Books on Tape ISBN 0-7366-3702-8 (1997). Part One read by Larry McKeever.
  ----- Books on Tape ISBN 0-7366-3703-6 (1997). Part Two read by Larry McKeever.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-2229-3 (2002) [G.127a]. Thirteen CDs read by Christopher Hurt.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-8848-0 (2003) [G.127a]. Thirteen CDs read by Christopher Hurt.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-8594-5 (2005) [G.127a]. Thirteen CDs read by Christopher Hurt.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-4406-8 (2006) [G.127a]. Twelve cassettes read by Christopher Hurt.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-7430-7 (2006) [G.127a]. Thirteen CDs read by Christopher Hurt.
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-9356-5 (2006) [G.127a]. MP3 CD read by Christopher Hurt.

 

1962

"Searchlight"
Betsy Barnes is in radio contact, but lost on the moon.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.149]
PUBLICATION
  ----- First publication (advertisement): Scientific American (August 1962)
  ----- Fortune (September 1962)
   The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)
   The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
   Expanded Universe (1980)
  ----- Ordeal in Space (1989)

 

Podkayne of Mars
Martian colonist Poddie Fries is going to Venus along with her parents and bratty brother.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.147a] Heinlein's original novel, not completely published until 1993.
  [G.147b] Changes suggested by Pohl, for serialization.
  [G.147c] Original book publication.
SERIALIZATION first publication in Worlds of If:
   Part I (November 1962)
   Part II (January 1963)
   Part III (March 1963)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1963). First edition [G.147c]
   Avon Books (1966 PB). First paperback edition.
   Avon Books (1968 PB)
   NEL (1969 UK PB). First UK paperback.
   Berkley(1970 PB)
   Berkley (1971 PB)
  ----- NEL (1974 PB)
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-04076-3 (1978 UK PB)
   Ace (1987 PB)
   Baen (HC 199x). Same cover used for SFBC edition with the number 02438 on back dust cover. Includes both endings [G.147a] and [G.147b].
   Baen (1993 TPB). Includes both endings.
   Baen (1995 PB). Includes both endings.
  ----- Econo-Clad Books (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   In Outward Bound, SFBC (2006). Includes both endings [G.147a] and [G.147b]
  ----- Robert Hale (0-7090-7139-6, 2003)
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Heinlein's original ending is published in Grumbles from the Grave (1989)

 

1963

Glory Road
Oscar Gordon is unsure where his military experience can take him in peacetime, until he meets Ishtar, Queen of the Twenty Universes.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.148a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.148b] Slight changes for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Oscar Gordon.
    º   The Glory Road universe was the basis of Matt Costello's choose your own adventure book, Fate's Trick in the Crossroads Adventure Series (1988)
SERIALIZATION [G.148b] first publication in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
   Part I (July 1963)
   Part II (August 1963)
   Part III (September 1963)
BOOK PUBLICATION [G.083a]:
   Putnam (1963). First edition. Same cover used for SFBC edition which has the words "Book Club Edition" on the inside front dust jacket.
   Avon Books (196x PB)
   Avon Books (196y PB)
   Berkley (1970 PB)
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series (1979)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-05030-0 (1980 UK PB)
   Berkley (198x PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00151-2 (1986 UK PB)
   Ace (1987 PB)
   Baen (1993 TPB)
   Baen (1996 PB)
  ----- Econo-Clad Books (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- Tor (2004)
EXCERPTS:
   The 20th Anniversary issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October 1969) contained Glory Road, but I am uncertain how much of the original serialization this included.

 

1964

Farnham's Freehold
Hugh Farnam meets the atomic holocaust with good preparations for the survival of his family.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.103]
SERIALIZATION first publication in Worlds of If:
   Part I (July 1964)
   Part II (October 1964)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1964). First edition. Same cover used for SFBC edition which has the words "Book Club Edition" on the inside front dust cover.
   Signet T2704 (1965 PB). First paperback edition.
   Berkley (197x PB)
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-02905-0 (1979 PB)
   Corgi ISBN 0-55210067-6 (1983 UK PB)
   Ace (198x PB)
   Orbit Books ISBN 1-85723000-0 (1991 UK PB)
   Baen (Distributed by Pocket Books) ISBN 0-671-72206-9 (1994 PB)
  ----- Baen (Distributed by Pocket Books) ISBN 1-4165-2093-7 (2006 TPB)

 

1965

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Mannie Garcia O'Kelly-Davis and newly sentient Mike free luna from tyranical Earth rule by throwing rocks (among other things).
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.159a] Heinlein's original novel.
  [G.159b] Edited for serialization.
NOTES:
    º   Hugo Award 1967.
    º   The little girl, Hazel, later grows to Grandma Stone in The Rolling Stones.
    º   First person narrator: Mannie
SERIALIZATION [G.159b] first publication in Worlds of If:
   Part I (December 1965) 
   Part II (January 1966)
   Part III (February 1966)
  ----- Part IV (March 1966)
  ----- Part V (April 1966)
BOOK PUBLICATION [G159a]
   Putnam (1966). First edition.
   Berkley (1969 PB)
   Berkley (1981 PB)
   Ace (198x PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00231-4 (1987 UK PB)
  ----- In Book of the Month Club Heinlein Collection (1991)
   Tor (199x). Same cover used for SFBC edition with the SFBC number 14797 on the back dust cover.
   Tor(1996 TPB)
   St Martin's Press (1997 PB).
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00231-4 (1998 UK PB)
   Tor (2000). SFBC special collectors edition.
  -----Orion/Gollanz (0-575-07336-5, 2001 HB UK). Volume VII in the SF Masterworks series.
EXCERPTS:
  ----- Excerpt in: Inside Information, ed. Abbe Mowshowitz, Addison-Wesley (1977)
   Excerpt "That Dinkum Thinkum" in Computers, Computers, Computers: In Fiction and Verse, ed. D. van Tassel Thomas Nelson, Inc. (1977)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Recorded Bools (19xx). Unabridged audio cassette, eleven cassettes read by George Wilson.
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books 2566 (2000). Unabridged audio cassette, read by Lloyd James.

 

1966

"Free Men"
After a nuclear invasion, Ed Morgan and his band of underground renegades learn whether it's possible to enslave a free man.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.050]
NOTES:
    º   According to Gifford: written around 1946
PUBLICATION
   First publication: The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)
   Expanded Universe (1980) [G.005b]
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

1970

I Will Fear No Evil
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith has enough money for this life, and more. When he dies, his mind is transferred to his young female secretary who had died a violent death.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.166]
SERIALIZATION [G.166] first publication in Galaxy:
   Part I (July 1970)
   Part II (August 1970)
   Part III (October 1970)
   Part III (December 1970)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1970). First edition.
   Berkley (1971 PB). First paperback edition.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-01153-4 (1972 UK PB)
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2449-1 (1978)
   (1980 UK)
   Berkley (1981 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-05162-5 (1981 UK PB)
   NEL (1986 UK PB)
   Ace (1987 PB)
   Ace (1990 PB)

 

1973

"No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying"
A nameless senior officer tells a story about four tuberculosis patients to show the difference between fortitude and bravery.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.064]
NOTES:
    º   According to Gifford: written around 1947 but updated before publication.
    º   The first person narrator remains unnamed.
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Vertex: The Magazine of Science Fiction (December 1973)
   Expanded Universe (1980)

 

Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long
During his 2000 years of misadventures, Lazarus Long has loved and lost and loved again. Now he's ready to die, unless Minerva can think of an exciting adventure and send him Back to the Future.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.171]
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1973). First edition.
   NEL (1974 UK). First UK edition.
   Berkley (1974 PB). First paperback edition.
   Ace (1987 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-05437-3 (1982 UK PB)
  ----- Book of the Month Club Heinlein Collection (1991)
   Ace (1994 PB)
  ----- SFBC Special Edition (2001). Published only as SFBC edition with the number 39423 on back dust jacket.
EXCERPTS
   Excerpts of the two chapters of sayings published as "The Notebooks of Lazarus Long" in Analog Science Fiction (June 1973)
   Separate publication of The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, Pomegranate Books (1978 PB)
   Sayings also excerpted in Omni (August 1979)
   Sayings also excerpted in New Destinies, Volume VI, ed. Jim Baen (1988)
   Separate publication of The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, Bean (2004 PB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Blackstone Audio Books (19xx). Unabridged, nineteen cassettes in two parts read by Lloyd James.

 

1979

The Number of the Beast
Semi-mad scientist Jake Burroughs, his beautiful daughter Deety, her strong love interest Zeb Carter, and Hilda Corners ("Aunt Hilda" if you prefer) travel around the many universes in Gay Deceiver, soon realizing the true nature of the world as multiperson pantheistic solipsism.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.189a] Complete novel.
  [G.189b] Abridged version for Omni.
NOTES:
    º   Each of the four characters takes a shot at first person narration.
SERIALIZATION first abridged publication in Omni:
  ----- Part I (October 1979)
  ----- Part II (November 1979)
BOOK PUBLICATION
  ----- Fawcett Columbine (1980). First edition.
   NEL (1980 UK). First UK edition.
   Fawcett (1980 TPB)
   Fawcett Gold Medal (1982 PB)
   Fawcett Books (1989 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04675-3 (1998 UK PB)
   SFBC (2007)

 

1980

"A Bathroom of Her Own"
Jack Ross is an unwilling candidate for city councilman, until he spots a way to win the election without getting elected.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.062]
NOTES:
    º   This non-sf story is rooted in Heinlein's own political experience in the 40s. According to Gifford, the story was written around 1946. Heinlein also wrote a practical political handbook, Take Back Your Government (April 1946, published in 1992 during Perot's presidential campaign).
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Expanded Universe (1980)

 

"On the Slopes of Vesuvius"
Francis X. "Paddy" Hughes left Ireland when the violence made it impossible to continue, but years later will the threat of a different kind of violence drive him out of New York?
OPUS NUMBER: [G.066]
NOTES:
    º   According to Gifford: written around 1947
PUBLICATION
   First publication: Expanded Universe (1980)
   Off the Main Sequence (2005)

 

1982

Friday
Friday Baldwin is a courier, a spy, and an enhanced artificial person, none of which may be enough for her to find the family that she desires.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.197]
NOTES:     º   First person narrator: Friday Baldwin.
BOOK PUBLICATION [G.083a]:
   Holt Reinhart & Winston (1982). First edition. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein and in a slipcase.
   Holt Reinhart & Winston (1982). First edition. Same cover used for SFBC edition which has the SFBC number on the back dust jacket
   Del Rey #30988 ISBN 0-345-30988-X (1983 PB). First paperback edition.
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-41400-4 (1997 TPB)
   Econo-Clad Books (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
  ----- SFBC #53645 (0-7394-2993-0, 2002)
EXCERPTS:
   Excerpts in Science Fiction Digest (September/October 1982)
OTHER MEDIA:
  ----- Dh Audio (1987). Audio cassette, read by Samantha Eggar.
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books 1852 ISBN 0-7861-1084-8 (1997). Cassettes read by Robert McQuay.
   Audio Favorites (199x), read by Sarah Westdale. Abridged audio cassette (2½ hours).
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-9357-3 (2002). MP3 CD read by Edward Lewis.
  ----- Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 1-4332-4560-4 (2008), Audio CD read by Edward Lewis.

 

1984

Job: A Comedy of Justice
Alec Graham slips out of his universe and into one eerie next-door universe after another.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.199]
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Gerald Graham.
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Del Rey (1984). First edition. Same cover used for the SFBC edition.
   NEL (1984). First UK edition.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-05840-9 (1984). First UK paperback.
   Del Rey (1990 PB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Simon and Shuster Audioworks (1986). Two cassettes, read by John Rubinstein.

 

1985

The Cat Who Walks through Walls
Richard Ames doesn't like the fact that a new acquaintance was killed while dining at his table. Killed, why? and by whom? and why won't that cat stay put? The eventual answers could lead Richard to Gay Deceiver and more multiperson pantheistic solipsism.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.200]
NOTES:     º   First person narrator: Mostly Richard Ames.
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam, (1985). The true first edition has an error on page 300 (the 3rd and 9th lines are identical) and a 3" x 5" erratum sheet included.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-06149-3 (1986 UK)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-39315-1 (1986 UK PB)
  ----- NEL (1993 UK PB)
   Berkley Books ISBN 0-441-09499-6 (1996 PB)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Simon and Shuster Audioworks (199x). Two cassettes, read by Robert Vaughn. Must be abridged at that length.
   Recorded Books (1999). Eleven cassettes, read by George Wilson.

 

1987

To Sail Beyond the Sunset
In the 19th century, Maureen Johnson grows up near Kansas City, eventually marrying and raising her own brood, including Lazarus Long.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.201]
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator: Maureen Johnson.
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1987). First edition.
   Michael Joseph (1987 UK). First UK edition.
   Sphere ISBN 0-7474-0081-4 (1988 UK PB). First UK PB edition.
   Ace (1995 PB)
   Orbit Books ISBN 1-85723198-8 (1999 UK PB)

 

Posthumous Publication

"Dance Session" (Poem)
A love poem to the ice-skating Virginia.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.051]
NOTES:
    º   Written in June 1946
PUBLICATION
   First publication: New Destinies, Volume VI, ed. Jim Baen (1988)

 

"The Witch's Daughter" (Poem)
An ode to red-haired wenches.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.055]
NOTES:
    º   Written in August 1946
PUBLICATION
   First publication: New Destinies, Volume VI, ed. Jim Baen (1988)
   Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992)

 

"The Bulletin Board"
An older girl tries to play a cruel trick on an "ugly duckling" at Puddin's school. But Puddin' turns the trick into a surprise party for the shy girl, who turns out to be a swan.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.092a] Original story, never published.
  [G.092b] Slightly updated in the 70s.
NOTES:
    º   According to Gifford: written in 1951.
    º   This is my favorite of the three Puddin' stories. Puddin' uses the line "Men are exasperating," which was to be the title of a collection of Puddin' stories. "Poor Daddy" and "Cliff and the Calories" were the only others written.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication: Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master, ed. Yoji Kondo (1992)

 

"The Farthest Place"
Tramping around the world, the captain of Heinlein's ship must decide whether to detour to the most remote British colony in the South Atlantic.
OPUS NUMBER: Chapter VII of [G.125] (Tramp Royale).
NOTES:
    º   Written around 1954 as part of Heinlein's first-person diary of his round-the-world trip with Virginia. Not fiction, but I decided to list it anyway since it is a good yarn and it has been excerpted in an anthology.
PUBLICATION:
   First publication in: Tramp Royale, Ace (1992)
   The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1, ed. Frederik Pohl (2000)

 

--For Us, the Living
Perry Nelson, man from 1939, wakes 150 years in his future.
OPUS NUMBERS:
  [G.004a] Heinlein's original 1937 manuscript
  [G.004b] Edited for posthumous 2003 publication
NOTES:
    º   The title is a quote from the Gettysburg Address: "It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced."
BOOK PUBLICATION:
  ----- Schribner (2003). First edition.
BOOK PUBLICATION:
  ----- SFBC (2004). Same as the first edition, but with SFBC number on the back.
  ----- Pocket Books ISBN 0-7434-9154-8 (2004 PB). First paperback edition.

 

Variable Star (with Spider Robinson)
Fleeing a broken romance, Joel Johnston finds himself coming of age on a starship.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.128.1b]
    º   I have not yet found an Opus number assigned by James Gifford to this work. One possibility is to not consider it a Heinlein work (thus no number). Another possibility is to assign the number [G.128.1a] to Heinlein's 1955 outline (probably written before Time for the Stars because of all the elements in Time for the Stars that seem to be taken from the Variable Star outline). In this case, I would assign [G.128.1b] to the completed novel.
NOTES:
    º   First person narrator, Joel Johnson.
    º   Written by Robinson from Heinlein's 1955 outline and notes.
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Tor ISBN 0-7653-1312-X (2006). First edition. Also SFBC.
   Tor ISBN 0-7653-5168-4 (2007 PB).
OTHER MEDIA:
   Blackstone Audio Books ISBN 0-7861-68587-0 (2007).

 

"Home Sweet Home" (unfilmed teleplay, written with Jack Seaman)
Is it possible for a modern family to install a household gadget that the resident ten-year-old can't break?
OPUS NUMBER: [G.119]
BOOK PUBLICATION:
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008)

 

"The Tourist" (unfilmed teleplay, written with Jack Seaman)
A prospector on the moon has an uncontrollable desire to see the wonders of Earth. But the desire is not entirely his own.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.120]
BOOK PUBLICATION:
   Project Moonbase and Others (2008)

 

Unpublished / Unwritten

Abbott and Costello Move to the Moon (movie outline, circa 1950)
Three-page parody of the making of Destination Moon, not really intended as a true movie script, but just as a farce.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.089]

"Atlantis" (unpublished poem, written pre-1930)
Two later stories, "Beyond Doubt" and "Lost Legion", deal with Atlantis.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.001]
OTHER MEDIA:
   Buy "Atlantis" online at The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives

"Eclipse" (unwritten future history)
After the rise of the First Prophet, Nehemiah Scudder, the US becomes a theocracy.

"Fire Down Below" (unwritten future history)
An Antarctic revolution in the early 21st century.

"The Last Adventure" (unpublished poem, written pre-1930)
Gifford indicates that this was written for a contest at the Naval Academy.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.002]
OTHER MEDIA:
   Buy "The Last Adventure" online at The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives

The Man Who Wasn't There (unfilmed teleplay, aka The Double Gambit)
Gifford indicates that the hero, Tom MacLeod, is a synthesis of Lazurus Long, Hamilton Felix (Beyond This Horizon) and Hartley Baldwin ("Gulf").
OPUS NUMBER: [G.156]
NOTES:
    º   Written with Howie Horwitz and William Dozier in 1963. Part of a proposal for a tv series, The Adventures of the Man Who Wasn't There (or possibly XXII Century)
OTHER MEDIA:
   Buy The Man Who Wasn't There online at The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives

"Mother and the Animal Kingdom" (unwritten Puddin' story)
Puddin' meets Mr. Jenkins, a gray donkey with mournful eyes. (Mr. Jenkins does show up in "The Elephant Circuit".)

Nothing Ever Happens (unfilmed teleplay, aka Moonquake)
Gifford indicates that the plot involves the aftermath of a moonquake in a lunar city.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.141]
NOTES:
    º   Written circa 1959 A script for a proposed tv series, Crater Base One No relation to the story "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon"
OTHER MEDIA:
   Buy Nothing Ever Happens online at The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives

Ocean Rancher (unwritten juvenile novel)
Farmer under the sea.

The Number of the Beast (unpublished novel 1976)
This is different from the eventual novel with the same title. Gifford speculates that this may have been the episodic time-travel novel mentioned in Grumbles from the Grave.
OPUS NUMBER: [G.183]

"Polar Scout" (unwritten Boys' Life novella)
Scouting at the South Pole.

"The Sound of His Wings" (unwritten future history)
The rise of the First Prophet, Nehemiah Scudder.

"The Stone Pillow" (unwritten future history)
The beginnings of resistance to the theocracy.

"Weekend Watch" (unpublished story, written circa 1930)
James Gifford says that the plot is about an unexpectedly heroic adventure during guard duty served as punishment for whistling in quarters. Gifford's Heinlein biography (in Volume 1 of The Heinlein Journal) describes it as "one (hopelessly amateurish and never published) short story early in his commissioned Navy career." But Heinlein amateurish? Unpublishable? Heretic!
OPUS NUMBER: [G.003]
OTHER MEDIA:
   Possibly first published in the USS Lexington newsletter. It is available to purchase ("Weekend Watch") online at The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Archives

"Word Edgewise" (unwritten future history)
Possibly a tale about semantics, as with the superman language of "Gulf"? The future history chart places it around 1970.

Young Atomic Engineers... (unwritten juvenile novels)
Proposed by Heinlein after writing Rocket Ship Galileo:

 

Collections and Tributes

The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [01]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Shasta (1950). First edition. All stories and [G.007b] of "...Light".
  ----- Thomas Nelson & Sons (1950). First Canadian edition. All stories and [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Signet 847 (1951 PB). First paperback. Omits two stories and has [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Sidgwick & Jackson (1952). First UK edition. All stories and [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Pan Books 327 (1955 PB). First UK paperback. All stories and [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Signet S1644 (1959 PB). Omits two stories and has [G.007c] of "...Light".
   Pan Books (1963 UK PB). All stories and [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Signet D2358 (1963). Omits two stories and has [G.007c] of "...Light".
   Signet T4307 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left. Omits two stories and has [G.007c] of "...Light".
   Signet Q5341 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left. Omits two stories and has [G.007c] of "...Light".
   NEL (1970 UK PB)
   NEL (1971 UK PB)
   NEL (1975 UK PB)
   Signet E7196 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right. Starting with this edition (12th printing), all stories have been restored with [G.007b] of "...Light".
   Signet J8717 ISBN 0-451-08717-2 (1979 PB). All stories have been restored with [G.007b] of "...Light".
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04374-6 (1979 UK PB)
  ----- Signet ISBN 0-451-11587-2 (1979 PB). All stories have been restored with [G.007b] of "...Light".
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00431-7 (1981 UK PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65623-6 (1987 PB). All stories.
  ----- Yestermorrow ISBN 1-56723-155-1 (1999) (1999). No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57863-4 (2000 PB). All stories.

Waldo and Magic, Inc. (1950)
Also published with the title Waldo: Genius in Orbit (1950).
COLLECTION NUMBER: [02]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1950). First edition.
   Avon T-261 (1950 PB). Titled Waldo: Genius in Orbit.
   Pyramid F-859 (1963 PB)
   Pyramid X-1286 (1966 PB)
  ----- Pan (1966 UK PB)
   Pan ISBN 0-330-02352-7 (1969 UK PB)
   Pyramid X-1758 (1968 PB)
   Signet T4142 (Circa 1970 PB). Signet symbol on top left.
   Signet Q5625 (1970s PB). Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet Y6380 (1970s PB). Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet W7330 (1970s PB). Signet symbol on top right.
   Pan ISBN 0-330-02352-7 (1975 UK PB)
   Pan (1979 UK PB)
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2507-2 (1979)
   Signet E8938 ISBN 0-451-08938-3 (1979 PB)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-33015-3 (1986 PB). Amazon.com lists this as Oct 1986, but see also the 1994 edition.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-39730-0 (1986 UK PB)
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-33015-3 reissue (1994 PB). Just a slightly different cover than the 1986 edition of this same ISBN, with the "Author of The Puppet Masters" added to cash in on the movie.

The Green Hills of Earth (1951)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [03]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Shasta (1951). First edition.
   Signet 943 (1952 PB). First paperback. Canadian printing of Signet 943 was in 1953.
  ----- Sidgwick and Jackson (1954). First UK edition. Green cloth binding. I have not yet seen a picture of the dust jacket.
   Pan (1956 PB). First UK paperback.
   Signet S1537 (1958 PB)
   Brown Watson, Digit Books (1962 UK PB)
   Signet D2348 (1963 PB)
   Signet T3193 (1965 PB)
   Signet T3193 reissue (196x PB)
   Pan (1967 UK PB)
   Signet T3193 reissue (Undated circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
   Pan ISBN 0-330-10679-1 (1974 UK PB)
   Signet Y6381 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
  ----- Pan (1977 UK PB)
   Rivercity Press ISBN 0-88411-881-9 (1978). No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   Signet E9264 ISBN 0-451-09264-3 (1980 PB)
   Pan (19xx UK PB)
   Baen (1987). I think this is SFBC only. It has SFBC number 15973-1 on the back of the dust cover.
  ----- Signet or Roc ISBN 0-451-12371-9 (1987 PB). Large paperback?
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65608-2 (1987 PB)
  ----- Lightyear Press ISBN 0-89968-515-3 (1990). No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
  ----- Scholastic ISBN 0-590-03297-6 (1999 PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57853-7 (2000 PB)
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Books on Tape ISBN 0-7366-1289-0 (1988). Audio tape of all the stories (8 one-hour cassettes) read by Paul Shay. The second image appears as the center portion of a different printing.

Assignment in Eternity (1953)
In the UK, this was published as two parts. There is also a slim volume called Lost Legacy (1960) that contains only the last two stories.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [04]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Fantasy Press (1953). First edition.
  ----- Science Fiction Club Museum Press (1955 UK). First UK Edition.
   Signet 1161 (1954 PB). First paperback edition
   Brown Watson Digit Books #368 (1960 UK PB). First two stories only.
  ----- Brown Watson Digit Books (1960 UK PB). Titled Lost Legacy, omits first two stories..
   Signet D2587 (1964 PB)
  ----- Signet P3163 (1965 PB)
   Signet T3968 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left. top left.
  ----- Signet Y6808 (Undated 1970s)
   Signet J9360 ISBN 0-451-09360-7 (1980)
  ----- Signet ISBN 0-451-12652-1 (circa 1980 PB)
   NEL, 0-450-00677-8 (1971 UK PB). Volume 1. No indication on the cover of being the first of two volumes.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03548-4 (1977 UK PB). Volume 1. No indication on the cover of being the first of two volumes.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03759-2 (1978 UK PB). Volume 2.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03548-4 (1979 UK PB)
  ----- Signet Y6808 (1970s PB). Undated later 1970s edition with Signet symbol on top right
   Signet J9360 ISBN 0-451-09360-7 (1980 PB)
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-05178-1 (1981 UK PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65350-4 (1987 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-42304-2 (1988 UK PB)
   Baen, ISBN 0-671-57865-0 (2000 PB)
Revolt in 2100 (1953)
Also published (unauthorized) with the title Misfit (1989). Also published as part of the combined edition 2xH : Revolt in 2100 , Methuselah's Children (1999).
COLLECTION NUMBER: [05]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Shasta (1953). First edition.
   (195x). SFBC.
   Signet 1194 (1955 PB). First paperback.
   Signet S1699 (1959 PB)
   Signet D2638 (1964 PB)
  ----- Gollancz (1964 UK).
   Signet P3563 (1965 PB)
  ----- Readers Union (1965 UK). UK SFBC #99.
   Pan #M172 (1966 UK PB)
   Signet T4236 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
   Signet Q5340 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left.
   Signet Y6232 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top right.
   NEL (1972 UK PB)
  ----- Signet W7234 (1970s PB)
   Signet E8674 (1970s PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03585-9 (1978 UK PB)
   Signet J9139 ISBN 0-451-09139-6 (Circa 1980 PB)
   Signet AE1148 ISBN 0-451-11148-6 (Circa 1980 PB)
  ----- Baen (1980)
   Baen (1981). SFBC.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04802-0 (1981 UK)
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-01033-3 (1985 UK PB)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65589-2 (1986 PB)
   Amereon ISBN 0-89190-849-8 (1990). No dust jacket, titled Misfit. ISBN is not printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57780-8 (1998 PB). Double book with Methuselah's Children.
  ----- Random House ISBN 0-375-57780-8 (1998 PB)
  ----- Baen ISBN 0-671-71806-1 (1999). This ISBN is sometimes listed as a 1999 Baen edition, but I think it was an ISBN used by the publisher for a package or rebound hardcover that included the 1998 Baen edition and a book Kissing Through a Pane of Glass by Peter Michael Rosenberg.
   BT Bound ISBN 0-613-17476-3 (1999). Double book with Methuselah's Children. The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.

The Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1958) and A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (1966)
UK SFBC book that combines stories from The Man Who Sold the Moon and The Green Hills of Earth. The 1966 version adds three stories that were not in the 1958 editions.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [06]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
  ----- Sidgwick & Jackson (1958). Titled The Robert Heinlein Omnibus.
   Readers Union (1958 UK). UK SFBC #33.
  ----- Sidgwick & Jackson (1966). Titled A Robert Heinlein Omnibus.

The Menace from Earth (1959)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [07]
CONTENTS:
  • The Year of the Jackpot
  • By His Bootstraps
  • Columbus Was a Dope
  • The Menace from Earth
  • Sky Lift
  • Goldfish Bowl
  • Project Nightmare
  • Water is for Washing
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Gnome (1959). First edition.
   Signet D2105 (1962 PB). First paperback edition.
   Signet D2105 reissue (1964 PB)
  ----- Dennis Dobson ISBN 0-23477-880-6 (1966 UK)
   Signet T4306 (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top left.
  ----- Corgi ISBN 0-552-09334-3 (1973 UK PB)
   Signet Y6383 (Undated 1970s PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol on top right.
   Signet E8768 ISBN 0-451-08768-2 (1979 PB)
   Signet E9870 ISBN 0-451-09870-6 (198x PB)
  ----- Signet ISBN 0-451-02105-3 (19xx PB).
   Corgi ISBN 0-552-11332-8 (1980 UK PB)
   Aeoneon Press ISBN 0-88411-882-7 (1983). No dust jacket. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
   Baen ISBN 0-671-65640-6 (1987 PB). This clearly says Bean on the cover, but online sources list it as "DAW Books, first Baen printing."
  ----- Lightyear Press ISBN 0-89968-516-1 (1990). No dust jacket.
   Baen ISBN 0-671-57802-2 (Feb 1999 PB)
  ----- Baen ISBN 0-671-72088-0 (Jun 1999 PB)
OTHER MEDIA:

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959)
Also published as 6xH (1961).
COLLECTION NUMBER: [08]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Gnome (1959). First edition.
   Pyramid #G-642 (1961 PB). Titled 6xH.
   Pyramid #F-910 (1963 PB). Titled 6xH.
  ----- Dennis Dobson ISBN 0-23477-826-1 (1964 UK). First UK edition. The ISBN won't be present in printings before 1966.
  ----- Readers Union (1965). UK SFBC (unnumbered).
   Penguin #2510 ISBN 0-14-002510-3 (1966 UK PB). First UK paperback.
   Pyramid (1969 PB). Titled 6xH.
   Pyramid (1971 PB). Titled 6xH.
   Pyramid ISBN 0-515-02822-3 (1972 PB). Titled 6xH.
   Pyramid ISBN 0-515-03635-8 (1975 PB). Titled 6xH.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-03052-0 (1976 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-02886-0 (1976 UK PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-03717-7 (1977 PB)
   Easton Press (1977). Collector's edition.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-05052-1 (Jan 1980 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-04332-0 (Feb 1980 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04798-9 (1980 UK PB)
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-06583-9 (June 1983 PB)
   Ace ISBN 0-441-85457-5 (1983 PB)

Orphans of the Sky (1963)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [09] CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Gollancz (1963). First edition.
   Gollancz (1964 UK). UK SFBC #85.
   Putnam ISBN 0-399-10613-8 (1964). First US edition. ISBNs were not in use for this first edition, so it must have been added for a later printing.
  ----- Putnam (1964). This SFBC edition has the same cover as the Putnam, but with the words "Book Club Edition" on the front inside dust jacket.
   Signet D2618 (April 1965 PB). First paperback.
   Signet P3344 (1965 PB). This new cover, number and price were used as early as the third 1965 printing (possibly the second).
   Mayflower #6705, (1965 UK PB). This may be listed on some sources with the same ISBN as the 1969 Mayflower edition.
   Mayflower ISBN 0-583-11508-X (1969 UK PB). The ISBN is not listed on the copyright page, but 11508X appears on top left cover.
   Signet P3344 reissue (Circa 1970 PB). Gene Szafan cover with Signet symbol top left.
   Berkley #S1908 (1970 PB)
  ----- Berkley (1971 PB)
   Panther ISBN 0-586-04204-0 (1975 UK PB). The ISBN is listed on the back cover.
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-03217-5 (1976 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-03786-X (1977 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-xxxxx-x (1980 PB). Does this exist?
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-04867-5 (1981 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-05987-1 (1982 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-07163-4 (1983 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-08225-3 (1985 PB)
   Panther ISBN 0-586-04204-0 (1987 UK PB). The cover, but not the ISBN, has changed from the 1975 edition.
  ----- Ace ISBN 0-441-63913-5 (1989 PB)
   Gollancz ISBN 0-575-07237-7 (2001 UK TPB)
   Stealth Press ISBN 1-58881-007-0 (2001)
   Baen ISBN 0-671-31845-4 (2001 PB)

Three by Heinlein (1965)
Also published in the UK as A Heinlein Triad (1966) and The Puppet Masters, Waldo and Magic, Inc. (1984).
COLLECTION NUMBER: [10]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1965). First Edition.
   Doubleday (196x). SFBC edition has words "Book Club Edition" on inside front dust jacket.
  ----- Doubleday (1965 PB). First paperback edition. I haven't seen this one, but many online booksellers list it.
  ----- Gollancz ISBN 0-575-01003-7 (1966 UK). First UK edition. Titled A Heinlein Triad.
  ----- NEL ISBN 0-450-04805-5 (1984 UK). Titled The Puppet Masters, Waldo and Magic, Inc.. It has a NEL ISBN number, but since it is a hardback, Hodder & Stoughton probably appears on the copyright page.

The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [11]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Ace #F-375 (1966 PB). First edition (no hardback was published at this time).
   Ace #91501 (1969 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00555-0 (1970 UK PB)
   Ace (1972 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-00269-7 (1972 UK PB)
  ----- Ace #01501 (19xx)
  ----- Ace ISBN 0-441-91502-7 (1973)
  ----- Ace ISBN 0-441-91503 (19xx)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04241-3 (1975 UK TPB)
  ----- Amereon ISBN 0-84882-294-3 (1999). No dust jacket. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).

The Past Through Tomorrow (1967)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [12]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Putnam (1967). First edition.
  ----- Putnam (1967). SFBC edition. The words "Book Club Edition" on the front inside dust cover. Same cover as the Putnam edition.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-02738-4 (January 1975 PB). First paperback edition.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03200-0 (1977). Book One.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-03517-4 (1977). Book Two.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04004-6 (November 1978 PB). Book One.
   NEL ISBN 0-450-04005-4 (November 1979 PB). Book Two.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-04756-3 (1980 PB)
   NEL ISBN 0-450-05463-2 (1982 PB). Book One.
  ----- NEL (1982 PB). Book Two.
   Berkley ISBN 0-425-06056-X (1982 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-07994-5 (October 1984 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-09350-6 (February 1986 PB)
  ----- Berkley ISBN 0-425-10223-8 (November 1986 PB)
   NEL (1987 PB). Volume 1.
  ----- NEL (1987 PB). Volumne 2.
   Ace ISBN 0-441-65304-9 (1987 PB)
   Ace, ISBN 0-7394-1051-2 (2000). Available only as SFBC #00196.

The Best of Robert Heinlein (1973)
Edited by Angus Wells.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [13]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Sidgwick & Jackson ISBN 0-283-97982-8 (1973 UK). First UK edition.
   Sphere ISBN 0-7221-4462-8 (1973 UK PB). First UK paperback edition.
  ----- Sphere ISBN 0-7221-4467-9 (1975 UK PB). Part I 1939-1942 includes first four stories.
   Sphere ISBN 0-7221-4469-5 (1977 UK PB). Part I 1939-1942 includes first four stories.
   Sphere ISBN 0-7221-4468-7 (1977 UK PB). Part II 1947-1959 includes last four stories.
   Amereon ISBN 0-88411-884-3 (1983). No dust jacket. ISBN might not be printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).

Destination Moon (1979)
Edited by David G. Hartwell.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [14]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
  ----- The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series ISBN 0-8398-2501-3 (1979). First Edition.

A Heinlein Trio (1980)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [15]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Doubleday (1980). Available only through the SFBC (#2193 on the back dust jacket).

Expanded Universe (1980)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [16]
Expansion of The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein, including much interview material conducted by Jim Baen.
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Grosset & Dunlap ISBN 0-448-11916-1 (October 1980). First edition.
   Ace ISBN 0-441-21883-0 (February 1981 TPB). First large paperback edition.
   Ace ISBN 0-441-21888-1 (March 1982 PB). First regular sized paperback edition.
  ----- Ace ISBN 0-441-21889-X (November 1983 PB). Slightly larger edition (7" x 5").
   Ace ISBN 0-441-21890-3 (April 1985 PB).
   Ace ISBN 0-441-21891-1 (April 1993 PB).
   Baen ISBN 0-7434-7159-8 (2003)
   Baen (2003). Available only through the SFBC (#35284 on the back dust jacket).
   Baen ISBN 0-7434-9915-8 (2005 PB)
EXCERPTS
   Excerpts in Destinies, Volume 2, Number 3, ed. Jim Baen, Ace ISBN 0-441-14304-0 (1980).
   Excerpts in Destinies, Volume 2, Number 4, ed. Jim Baen, Ace ISBN 0-441-14303-2 (1980).

New Destinies, Volume IV (Winter 1988)
Edited by Jim Baen with tributes from other writers to Heinlein.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [17]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Baen, ISBN 0-671-69796-X (Dec 1, 1988 PB)

Grumbles from the Grave (1989)
Edited by Virginia Heinlein.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [18]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Del Rey ISBN 0-345-36246-2 (1989). First edition.
   Ballantine ISBN 0-345-36941-6 (1990 PB). First paperback edition.
   Orbit Books, 0-7088-4960-1 (1991 UK PB). First UK paperback edition.

Ordeal in Space (1989)
Contains roughly the middle third of The Past Through Tomorrow.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [19]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
  ----- Lightyear Press ISBN 0-89190-848-X (1989). First edition. No dust jacket. Might be no ISBN printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).
  ----- Buccaneer Books Inc ISBN 0-89968-517-X, (1990). No dust jacket. Might be no ISBN printed in the book. A reprint of the 1989 edition with a new publisher name, but still associated with Amereon.

Book of the Month Club Heinlein Collection (June 1991)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [20]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
  ----- Book of the Month Club, Tor, No ISBN (1991)

Requiem and Tributes to the Grand Master (1992)
Edited by Yoji Kondo with tributes from other writers to Heinlein.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [21]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Tor, ISBN 0-312-85168-5 (1992). First edition.
  ----- Tor, No ISBN? (1992). Book of the Month Club. Similar to the Tor edition with no ISBN and the BoMC mark on the back.
   Tor, ISBN 0-312-85523-0 (1993 TPB). First large paperback edition.
   Tor, ISBN 0-8125-1391-6 (1994 PB). First paperback edition.
   BT Bound, ISBN 0-7857-3689-1 (1999). The paperback rebound in hardcover for libraries.
   Tor Books, ISBN 0-7653-2054-1 (2008 PB).

Life Line (1993)
Roughly the first third of The Past Through Tomorrow.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [22]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Aeonian Press ISBN 0-89190-847-1 (1993). No dust jacket. ISBN is not printed in the book. An unauthorized edition from Amereon (see the June 2007 Heinlein Society Newsletter).

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein (1999)
Combines Waldo and Magic, Inc with The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [23]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Tor, ISBN 0-312-87245-3 (1999). First edition.
   SFBC #06746, (2000)
   Orb, ISBN 0-312-87557-6 (2002 TPB). I have seen "First Trade Paperback Edition May 2002." But an earlier printing may have occured in 2001.

Infinite Possibilities (2003)
Available through the SFBC only.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [24]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   SFBC #57251, ISBN 0-7394-3385-7 (2003). First edition.

To the Stars (2004)
Available through the SFBC only.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [25]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   SFBC #64764, ISBN 0-7394-4260-0 (2004). First edition.

Four Frontiers (2005)
Available through the SFBC only.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [26]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   SFBC #1187486, ISBN 0-7394-5345-9 (2005). First edition.

Off the Main Sequence (2005)
Available through the SFBC only.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [27]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   SFBC #1196119, ISBN 1-58288-184-7 (2005). First edition.

Outward Bound (2006)
Available through the SFBC only.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [28]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   SFBC #1214115, ISBN 0-7394-6891-3 (2006). First edition.

Project Moonbase and Others (2008)
Contains screenplay for "Project Moonbase" plus eleven unfilmed teleplays from short stories and two new story outlines for a proposed tv show, The World Beyond.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [29]
CONTENTS:
BOOK PUBLICATION
   Subterranean Press ISBN 1-59606-186-3 (2008). First edition.

 

The Virginia Editions


In 2012, the Virginia Edition Publishing Company in conjunction with the Robert A. Heinlein and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust began the publication of a limited edition of 46 definitive volumes of Heinlein's work. The volumes don't seem to be in any particular order.

Volume I. I Will Fear No Evil (2012)

Volume II. Time Enough for Love (2012)

Volume III. Starship Troopers (2012)

Volume IV. For Us, the Living (2012)

Volume V. (2012)

Volume VI. (2012)

Volume VII. Beyond This Horizon (2012)

Volume VIII. Stranger in a Strange Land (2012)

Volume IX. How to Be a Politician (2012)

Volume X. Rocket Ship Galileo (2012)

Volume XI. Space Cadet (2012)

Volume XII. Red Planet (2012)

Volume XIII. Farmer in the Sky (2012)

Volume XIV. Between Planets (2012)

Volume XV. The Rolling Stones (2012)

Volume XVI. Starman Jones (2012)

Volume XVII. The Star Beast (2012)

Volume XVIII. Tunnel in the Sky (2012)

Volume XIX. Time for the Stars (2012)

Volume XX. Citizen of the Galaxy (2012)

Volume XXI. Have Space Suit—Will Travel (2012)

Volume XXII. The Future History of Robert Heinlein, Vol. 1 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [30]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXIII. The Future History of Robert Heinlein, Vol. 2 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [31]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXIV. Friday (2012)

Volume XXV. The Number of the Beast (2012)

Volume XXVI. Job: A Comedy of Justice (2012)

Volume XXVII. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (2012)

Volume XXVIII. To Sail Beyond the Sunset (2012)

Volume XXIX. Podkayne of Mars (2012)

Volume XXX. Sixth Column (2012)

Volume XXXI. Expanded Universe (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [16]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXXII. Creating a Genre (2012)
This volume contains most of Heinlein's short speculative fiction that was not part of his Future History and was written prior to his World War II hiatus.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [32]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXXIII. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (2012)

Volume XXXIV. New Worlds to Conquer (2012)
This volume contains most of Heinlein's short speculative fiction that was not part of his Future History and was written during or after his World War II hiatus.
COLLECTION NUMBER: [33]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXXV. Glory Road (2012)

Volume XXXVI. The Puppet Masters (2012)

Volume XXXVII. The Nonfiction of Robert Heinlein, Vol. 1 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [34]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXXVIII. The Nonfiction of Robert Heinlein, Vol. 2 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [35]
CONTENTS:

Volume XXXIX. The Heinlein Letters, Vol. 1: Correspondence of John W. Campbell, Jr., and Robert A. Heinlein (2012)
Includes both sides of the correspondence between Heinlein and Campbell

Volume XL. The Heinlein Letters, Vol. 2 (2012)
Correspondence from his younger days through is rise to a man on top of the science fiction world

Volume XLI. The Heinlein Letters, Vol. 3 (2012)
Correspondence from his younger days through is rise to a man on top of the science fiction world

Volume XLII. Farnham's Freehold (2012)

Volume XLIII. Tramp Royale (nonfiction) (2012)

Volume XLIV. Screen Writing of Robert A. Heinlein: Vol 1 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [36]
CONTENTS:

Volume XLV. Screen Writing of Robert A. Heinlein: Vol 2 (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [37]
CONTENTS:

Volume XLVI. Requiem (2012)
COLLECTION NUMBER: [21]
CONTENTS:

 

 


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