Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Robert A. Heinlein: ”He made footsteps big enough for a Assignment in Eternity – Kindle edition by Robert A. Heinlein. Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: American Science fiction, Internet Archive Wishlist. Assignment in Eternity, is a collection of four mixed science fiction and fantasy novellas by Robert A. Heinlein, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press.

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Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein

April 1,Roc Assignment in Eternity Paperback. Some etefnity noted on book outer edge – Dustjacket shows some chipping on spine edges – no fading noted.

A fairly good set of four stories, or two novellas and two short stories. A professor teaches a seminar in which he shows students how to use their minds to move through time and probability to anywhere or anywhen.

You’ll want to make that trip again and again. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. It assiynment as a near-future spy story, and expands from there with some very interesting ideas about human potential, intelligence, and what it means to be a “superman”.

Assignment In Eternity by Heinlein, Robert a

Reminiscent of several Poul Anderson stories. The secret society the heinlekn are involved in want to share this knowledge to everyone, though there’s a conspiracy to stop normal people from learning about this secret power. Apparently it’s just sitting down quietly for 30 minutes. Four long science fiction stories. Paperback in English – 2nd printing.


It’s just that many of the same points he has made, and made better, in other books. It has a really tragic ending but it was great fun to read. The important underlying message was that truth isn’t always easy to be understood and censorship holds humanity back.

This time the monkey is smarter than he looks, but it will take a human shyster to save him. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Book Review: Robert A. Heinlein’s Assignment in Eternity

Some shelf wear to the covers. The question the story raised was civil rights for being capable of rational thoughts, half of the story was about the trial for a genetically modified chimpanzee to prove it is a rational animal. The ending isn’t necessarily happy, and comes with jarring suddenness.

Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. For some reason Heinlein didn’t use so much as a paragraph break to indicate a discontinuity or passage of time; this was, I think, a mistake that he would not have made later in his career. The prequel to Heinlein’s later New.

The first story, Gulf, has a protagonist who seems very similar to the protagonist from Puppet Masters, a super-competent man-of-action. It’s soft science fiction with rather bland characters and a predictable storyline.

Become gnome-like Igor, former orphan now fights with sister. Enjoyable, but nothing special as far as Heinlein goes. Another novella i “Lost Legacy”, in which a doctor, a psychologist, and one of their students at a university discover a hein,ein to unlock psychic powers in the human brain, only to find that they’re not the only ones with these powers. Octavo, first state with brick red cloth binding and author’s and publisher’s names 3mm high on spine, pp.


Publisher’s orange cloth binding with gilt titles stamped on spine. But, oh dear, there is some kind of failsafe which is going to trigger an explosive charge that will blow up the old lady’s moon-base, and the super-chick needs to find out how to switch that off too.

Copies of Assignment in Eternity are not hard to find in used bookstores. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All the stories are great. Sep 05, Sineala rated it liked it Shelves: Joe, I wish we’d had more time. Secret society apparently is the scion of Atlantisand the ancient empire was ruled by persons with pagan deity names. Gulf – In which the greatest superspy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can’t quite decide.