Author:Robert A. Heinlein

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This is an ISFDB Bibliographic Comments page for the author (or artist or editor) Robert A. Heinlein. This page may be used for bibliographic comments or extended notes about the author, or discussion on how to the author's works are to be recorded . The link above leads to the ISFDB summary record for Robert A. Heinlein. Please use Bio:Robert A. Heinlein for a biographical sketch of this person. To discuss what should go on this page, use the talk page. For more on this and other header templates, see Header templates.

This is the Robert A. Heinlein bibliography project. The project is divided into Titles, Series, Awards, Short Fiction, Pseudonyms and Miscellaneous.

Contents

Titles

For book length works, the following are outstanding tasks.

  • Check the list of titles against Sources of Bibliographic Information and make sure all are present.
  • Identify any duplicates and merge any as appropriate.
  • Identify all variant titles and ensure all are correctly listed. Verify that the correct title is the parent.
  • Check that each title shows the correct first edition; if not, enter it from a bibliographic source if available.
  • Look for magazine serializations of the original works. If any are missing, entering the magazine is an outstanding task.
  • For a given title
    • Enter or verify any publications that you have access to; verify as correct any that are entered, and set the "correct" flag.
    • Check any publication records against bibliographies
    • Review other sources of data such as booksellers and enter additional publication data from those; do not set the "correct" flag on these.

For publications note any verification done on the publication specific wiki pages (linked from the publication page on the ISFDB). For the titles, make a subsection below for each title, and a note in that subsection showing what verification you have done, any changes you have made, and any questions that remain for that title.

Series

There are no series for Heinlein in the ISFDB, which is incorrect -- the Lazarus Long works qualify as a series, and his future history works could arguably be included.

Awards

Outstanding tasks are listed. For each one, if a check has been made, make a note below about what you checked and what source you used.

  • Verify each listed award is true -- that is, that the title did win or was nominated for this award
  • Review the awards and verify that each award to Heinlein is in fact listed. List each award checked, along with the years checked, below.

Short Fiction

The task list for short fiction is almost the same as for longer titles:

The following are outstanding tasks.

  • Check the list of titles against bibliographic sources and make sure all are present.
  • Identify any duplicates and merge any as appropriate.
  • Identify all variant titles and ensure all are correctly listed. Verify that the correct title is the parent.
  • Check that each title shows the correct first appearance in a publication; if not, enter it from a bibliographic source if available.
  • For a given title
    • Enter or verify any publications that you have access to; verify as correct any that are entered, and set the "correct" flag.
    • Check any publication records against bibliographies
    • Review other sources of data such as booksellers and enter additional publication data from those; do not set the "correct" flag on these.

Make a subsection below for each title, and a note in that subsection showing what verification you have done, any changes you have made, and any questions that remain for that title.

Pseudonyms

Known pseudonyms for Heinlein include Lyle Monroe, Anson MacDonald and Caleb Saunders. In addition he wrote as "Robert Heinlein" in some of his early appearances. For each pseudonym it needs to be verified that the ISFDB correctly lists exactly those appearances under those pseudonyms.


Miscellaneous

This section lists verifications performed prior to the organization of this project page, or any verifications that don't fit into a section above.

Internal consistency done. German editions of his books need to be merged with the English language originals. Some titles are still missing or have later dates. Ahasuerus 14:39, 1 May 2006 (CDT)

Publication level cleanup in progress by Grendelkhan. Ahasuerus 09:09, 24 May 2006 (CDT)

The Man Who Sold the Moon (collection)

ISFDB title record 31918. The Man Who Sold the Moon (collection). This collection has been reprinted several times and there seem to be at least three versions of which stories the collection contains. Note the stories are just listed in order of copyright date and is not intended to match the order in any publication as publishers seemed to shuffle the order routinely. The focus of this note is which stories are included in the various editions and not their order.

  • MNWHSLDMN19XX Shasta 50-6570 1950 - this is the first publication, seven stories plus three essays
    • Future History time-line chart
    • Life-Line (1939)
    • The Roads Must Roll (1940)
    • Requiem (1940)
    • Blowups Happen (1940)
    • Let There Be Light (1940)
    • Without Doubt (1941) (aka Beyond Doubt) (with Elma Wentz) (Not included in versions with six stories)
    • The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
    • Preface (The Man Who Sold the Moon) • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
    • Introduction (The Man Who Sold the Moon) • essay by John W. Campbell, Jr.
    • "It Does Not Pay a Prophet to Be Too Specific" • essay by Robert A. Heinlein (Not included in versions with six stories)
  • THMNWHSLDT1951 Signet E7796 13th printing has six stories (verified)
  • THMNWHSLDT1972 Signet 0-451-07196-4 (Feb-1972) (Amazon title says "Complete - all 6 Stories")
  • THMNWHSLDT1971 NEL, 0-450-00431-7 April-1971 has six stories plus two essays (verified)
    • Future History time-line chart
    • Life-Line (1939)
    • The Roads Must Roll (1940)
    • Requiem (1940)
    • Blowups Happen (1940)
    • Let There Be Light (1940)
    • The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
    • Introduction (The Man Who Sold the Moon) • essay by John W. Campbell
    • Preface (The Man Who Sold the Moon) • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
  • MNWHSLDMN1951 Signet 847 1st printing 1951 - The front cover [1] states "Four Great Stories taken from the Original edition."
  • THMNWHSLDT1959 Signet S1644 2nd printing 1959 - The front cover [2] (different cover than the 1st printing) states "Four Great Stories taken from the Original edition."
    • Future History time-line chart
    • The Roads Must Roll (1940)
    • Requiem (1940)
    • Let There Be Light (1940)
    • The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
    • Preface (The Man Who Sold the Moon) • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
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