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The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein

by Robert A. Heinlein

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1966

Cover price: 60¢


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Cover tagline

Wonder and excitement, in a new science-fiction collection by "the dean of Space Age writers"

Back cover text

What if you had invented a means of predicting a man's death, and all the insurance companies were going bankrupt?

What if you had in your hands the ultimate weapon, for which no defense exists, and you knew that momentarily any other country could discover the same weapon?

What if you had to find a young girl, blind and alone, who was lost somewhere on the vast face of the moon?

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN — winner of three Hugo Awards, and the most honored writer in science fiction — takes it from there in THE WORLDS OF ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, in stories which originally established his exciting reputation, plus a completely new, never-before-published novelette which shows Heinlein at the peak of his ability. It's a collection no S-F fan can afford to miss!

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Interior text

"Why don't you quit kidding yourselves? we're licked!" He stared belligerently at them. "The rest of you can do as you please — I'm through."

Morgan shrugged. "If a man won't fight, I can't make him. You're assigned noncombatant duties. Turn in your gun."

"You don't get me, Ed. I'm through."

"You don't get me, Joe. You don't resign from an Underground."

Joe drew suddenly, "Keep clear!" he said shrilly, and backed into the gloom....

The small bands of guerillas which were all that was left of the United States after the Twenty Minute War had very little to go on — only hope and the absolute loyalty of their members!

FREE MEN is a powerful novelette of the future, here published for the first time — just one of the provocative stories in THE WORLDS OF ROBERT A. HEINLEIN.