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In Dialogue with His Century: Vol.2. 2014 Robert A. Heinlein:
In Dialogue with His Century:
Volume 2: 1948-1988:
The Man Who Learned Better

by William H. Patterson, Jr
First Edition 2010
Tor Books
New York
ISBN 9780765319616
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Donato
644 pages
Price: $34.99

In Dialogue with His Century: Vol.2, an authorised biography by William H. Patterson, Jr.

The image opposite is from the 2016 Tor trade paperback edition, ISBN 9780765319630. Cover illustration by Donato. The blurb below is from an advance uncorrected proof copy of the 2014 hardback edition.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume (1948-1988) of the authorized biography.

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) is generally considered the greatest American SF writer of the twentieth century. His most famous and widely influential works include the Future History series (stories and novels collected in The Past Through Tomorrow and continued in later novels), Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress—all published in the years covered by this volume. He was a friend of admirals, bestselling writers, and artists; became committed to defending the United States during the Cold War; and was on the advisory committee that helped Ronald Reagan create the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s.

Heinlein was also devoted to space flight and humanity’s future in space, and he was a commanding presence to all around him in his lifetime. Given his desire for privacy in the later decades of his life, the revelations in this biography make for riveting reading.

For Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume I
"A detailed portrait of the man and his many peculiarities."
—The Times Literary Supplement (London)

"A majestic biography of the grandest of science fiction’s grand masters. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the development of science fiction in the twentieth century."
—Robert Silverberg, author of
A Time of Changes

"A welcome account of the development of an important, popular writer."
—Kirkus Reviews

WILLIAM H. PATTERSON lives in San Francisco, California. He is a lifelong devotee of the works of Robert A. Heinlein, and was chosen by Virginia Heinlein to write Robert Heinlein's official biography.

Advance Uncorrected Proof
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2: 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better
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Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2. 2014

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