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This collection of Heinlein's short science-fiction stories isn't bad. It's just that he did better.
In my opinion, the two best stories in the collection are: "By His Bootstraps", a nice time-travel story whose main points were endlessly imitated by later, lesser writers; and "The Menace From Earth", for its description of life on the moon, and a form of recreation possible on the moon but impractical on earth.
However, I feel that the collection "6xH" (first published under the title "The Unpleasant Profession of Johnathan Hoag") is a much better example of Heinlein in his mastery of the short story. This collection is not yet available as an audiobook; a shame, since I think those stories would lend themselves very well to the spoken form.
Until his other collections become available, I suppose this one will do. But I know there's better Heinlein out there, which is why I'm only giving it three stars.
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Wonderful and varied assortment of sci-fi short stories from the master of classic sci-fi. Time travel paradoxes, romance, human race in peril... this collection spans the gamut and holds your interest.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A collection of short stories. The dialogue was 50's american and the narrator sounded as if he was from the 50s as well and very distracting. Not what I wanted or what I was expecting. Short stories are like bad lovers, you always end up wishing that there was more to come!
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