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Publisher's Summary

The Green Hills of Earth is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction who has held readers spellbound for over 30 years. This collection includes "Delilah and the Space-Rigger," "Space-Jockey," "The Long Watch," "Gentlemen Be Seated," "The Black Pits of Luna," "It's Great to Be Back," "' - We Also Walk Dogs,'" "Ordeal in Space," "The Green Hills of Earth," and "Logic of Empire."
©2002 The Robert A. & Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Heinlein knows more about blending provocative scientific thinking with strong human stories than any dozen other contemporary science-fiction writers." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"One of the most influential writers in American literature." (New York Times Book Review)
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By ShySusan on 05-31-12

His best short story collection

There are a number of collections of Heinlein's short stories. This one is my favorite. I've been occasionally rereading this book for 40 or 50 years. (I don't actually remember when I first encountered this book, but I read my first Heinlein book when I was in fifth grade). I have no idea how many times I have read these stories, but two of them still bring me to tears after all these years and miles. These stories encompass some of the very best writing that Heinlein produced. You need to read them.

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By Christopher on 11-06-09

Masterful writing

Heinlien will always be one of the grand masters of the political scif world. This collection of short stories presents a diverse look at how RH precieved his time periods political moraies and moieties as well as a bare knuckled presentation of that not matter how much Tech our society gains, its natural tendency to inhumanity and disintrest in o the well being of our fellow man will allways rise to the surface.

The narrator did and outstanding job with all but one story. He did not understand Reisling at all and presented him in a way to young characterization. So true Reisling fans may be disappointed but overall very good job with the rest of the characters.

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