The Door into Summer

  • by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach, but then Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep": suspended animation for 30 years.
When he awoke in the far different world of A.D. 2000, he made an amazing discovery. And suddenly Dan had the means to travel back in time and get his revenge.
Once again, the author of Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers displays his genius. The Door into Summer proves why Robert Heinlein's books have sold more than 50 million copies while winning countless awards and earning him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction.


What the Critics Say

"[Heinlein is] one of the grandmasters of science fiction." (Wall Street Journal)
"Heinlein...has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"[Heinlein is] not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world. He remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction." (Stephen King)


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Customer Reviews

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One of his best

This is by far my favorite short-story (novella?) by Heinlein. Of all his works, only "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" surpasses it. I last read Door Into Summer when I was in my late twenties. Am now almost 40 and it still holds my affection.
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- Joe

One of Heinlein's Best

Let's see... we got a protaganist we can really root for, an evil female gunning for him, time travel, and a ginger ale drinking tom cat. What more could you ask for from one of SF's masters?
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- K. Lange

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.