Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: For us, the living ISBN: 0743491548 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743491549 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 591 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: From Grandmaster Robert A. Heinlein comes a long-lost first novel, written in 1939 and never before published, introducing ideas and themes that would shape his career and define the genre that is synonymous with his name.
July 12, 1939 Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when suddenly another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore....
When he wakes, the girl in green is a woman dressed in furs and the sun-drenched shore has transformed into snowcapped mountains. The woman, Diana, rescues Perry from the bitter cold and takes him inside her home to rest and recuperate.
Later they debate the cause of the accident, for Diana is unfamiliar with the concept of a tire blowout and Perry cannot comprehend snowfall in mid-July. Then Diana shares with him a vital piece of information: The date is now January 7. The year...2086.
When his shock subsides, Perry begins an exhaustive study of global evolution over the past 150 years. He learns, among other things, that a United Europe was formed and led by Edward, Duke of Windsor; former New York City mayor LaGuardia served two terms as president of the United States; the military draft was completely reconceived; banks became publicly owned and operated; and in the year 2003, two helicopters destroyed the island of Manhattan in a galvanizing act of war. This education in the ways of the modern world emboldens Perry to assimilate to life in the twenty-first century.
But education brings with it inescapable truths -- the economic and legal systems, the government, and even the dynamic between men and women remain alien to Perry, the customs of the new day continually testing his mental and emotional resolve. Yet it is precisely his knowledge of a bygone era that will serve Perry best, as the man from 1939 seems destined to lead his newfound peers even further into the future than they could have imagined.
A classic example of the future history that Robert Heinlein popularized during his career, "For Us, The Living" marks both the beginning and the end of an extraordinary arc of political, social, and literary crusading that comprises his legacy. Heinlein could not have known in 1939 how the world would change over the course of one and a half centuries, but we have our own true world history to compare with his brilliant imaginings, rendering "For Us, The Living" not merely a novel, but a time capsule view into our past, our present, and perhaps our future.
The novel is presented here with an introduction by acclaimed science fiction writer Spider Robinson and an afterword by Professor Robert James of the Heinlein Society.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Starship Troopers ISBN: 0441783589 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780441783588 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 683 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A reissued science-fiction novel, published to coincide with the release of the motion picture. Years into the future, a starship trooper begins a career brimming with idealism, only to discover that reality is always a compromise and that his great enemy is an alien race of insects, whose existence threatens the very future of mankind.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Glory Road ISBN: 0765312220 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765312228 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 1773 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D." How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the "handsome" part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. She seemed to have many names, but agreed he could call her "Star." A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes. Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, " Glory Road "is as much fun today as when he wrote it after "Stranger in a Strange Land." Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it. "Glory Road" is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Door Into Summer ISBN: 0345330129 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345330123 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Daniel Davis, put into a state of suspended animation for 30 years, awakens to a startling discovery.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Starman Jones ISBN: 1451637497 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781451637496 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1327 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The stars were closed to Max Jones. To get into space you either needed connections, a membership in arcane Guild, or lot more money than Max, the son of a widowed, poor mother, was every going to have. What Max does have going for him are his uncle`s prized astrogation manuals - books on star navigation that Max literally commits to memory.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Man Who Sold Moon ISBN: 0671578634 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780671578633 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 861 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Double Star ISBN: 0345330137 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345330130 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Friday ISBN: 034530988X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345309884 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In a Balkanized North America of the near future, threatened by imminent extinction, a strikingly beautiful and resourceful interplanetary secret agent--an Artificial Person named Friday--tries to survive a gigantic human comedy.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Job ISBN: 0345316509 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345316509 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: On vacation in Polynesia, Alex Hergensheimer experiences a series of world-changes, all of which point to Armageddon and reveal him to be a pawn in the ancient feud between God and Lucifer.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Number of the Beast ISBN: 0449130703 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780449130704 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The unusual adventures of four geniuses who are forced to flee their universe when they unexpectedly become the target of alien malevolence.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Puppet Masters ISBN: 0345330145 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345330147 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 546 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Earth is invaded by alien creatures with indestructible reproductive abilities and the power to control human thought.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Red Planet ISBN: 0345340396 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345340399 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 478 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A young colonist on Mars befriends a strange round creature called Willis who gets him into trouble when he goes away to school, but whose presence and friendship finally enable the colonials to negotiate a treaty with the Martians.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Rolling Stones ISBN: 034532451X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345324511 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 478 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Space Cadet ISBN: 0345353110 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345353115 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 410 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A young man reports for the final tests for appointment as a cadet in the Interplanetary Patrol, survives the tests, studies in the school ship, and goes on a regular Patrol vessel and encounters danger on Venus.
Автор: Heinlein Robert A. Название: Star Beast ISBN: 0345350596 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345350596 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 478 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: John Thomas Stuart finds out that the ideas of his unusual pet, Lummox, about their relationship are quite different from his own.
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