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by Robert A. Heinlein

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • ISBN: 0425048659
  • ISBN13: 978-0425048658
  • ePub: 1677 kb | FB2: 1970 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 15, 1982)
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Glory Road ePub download

Robert A. Heinlein’s one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. By Robert A. Heinlein from Tor Books. The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. This is a work of fiction.

Robert A. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. E. C. Scar Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia.

Glory Road is a science fantasy novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July – September 1963) and published in hardcover the same year. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1964. Gordon (also known as "Easy" and "Flash") has been recently discharged from an unnamed war in Southeast Asia. He is pondering what to do with his future and considers spending a year traveling in France

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters.

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. Moving to Kansas City, M. at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land.

It was an interesting book, written by Albertus Magnus and apparently stolen from the British Museum. Albert offered a long list of recipes for doing unlikely things: how to pacify storms and fly over clouds, how to overcome enemies, how to make a woman be true to you-. Here's that last one: "If thou wilt that a woman bee not visions nor desire men, take the private members of a Woolfe, and the haires which doe grow on the cheekes, or the eye-brows of him, and the hairs which bee under his beard, and burne it all, and give it to her to drinke, when she knowethe not, and.

I found the book fascinating when I first read it. And enthralling the last time I went through it while 64 years old. It’s a book, like many of his, that should be savored a chapter at a time

I found the book fascinating when I first read it. It’s a book, like many of his, that should be savored a chapter at a time. There is so much that a young man would appreciate and even more for some one who as experienced a few successes and failures and had time to heal and learn from them. Have fun! 60 views · View 3 Upvoters. Is "Tunnel in the Sky (Heinlein's Juveniles, by Robert A. Heinlein worth the read?

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Until he came to the part about "handsome of face and figure, " E.C."Scar" Gordon thought the ad was a shaggy dog aimed straight at him by someone who knew his habit of reading the personals. But tastes vary; when on a whim he answered it, the gorgeous Amazon in a lab coat who examined him seemed to think he was just fine in that department too. So what was a poor boy to do? Soon Scar Gordon, in company with the most beautiful woman he'd ever met, was off on that " Glory Road ."
This book was something of a sensation when it was first published around 1963. Robert Heinlein was of course already a great science fiction writer one usually at odds with the establishment's pc dogma of the day. Still, "Glory Road" was different, more fantasy than SF and heavy on dialogues attacking the social and political mores of the day. Although the book would be probably deemed suitable for young adults, back then what it had about sex was considered scandalous by many. For whatever reasons, "Glory Road" made a great impact on a great many people, mostly young ones. Perhaps not as much as Ayn Rand's books, but it was certainly easier to read, and many of Robert Heinlein's ideas were similar, minus the complications of Rand's altruism less vision.
I just finished re-reading this book for the first time since my freshman year in college. It has stood the test of time and is well worth reading not just by science fiction afficionados, but by anyone interested in the United States of the 1960's, as well as by sociologists, psychologists, and anyone else looking for an outstandingly good read, albeit an unusual one.
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This was the first Heinlein book I read, way back in about 1966. It got me hooked on Heinlein’s stories, though I prefer his science fiction stories. I also prefer his juvenile stories rather than his so-called “adult” stories. His adult stories are by no means more mature, they just have sex in them. GLORY ROAD is fantasy rather than science fiction, and since the characters in it are adults rather than adolescents, it has sex in it. Heinlein does not handle adult relations nor sex at all convincingly. One of the scenes I remembered being especially impressed by when I first read this story was the battle with the ogre. This time, I knew what was coming, but still enjoyed rereading it.
I recently also reread TUNNEL IN THE SKY, which was an excellent story because he did not try to push his politics and his characters did not engage adolescent-day-dream sex.
I won't get into specifics but this is NOT your standard Heinlein. This standalone novel doesn't really fit in Heinlein's oeuvre stylistically or world-wise; it isn't connected in any way to Heinlein's other works or themes. The best way to classify it is probably fantasy w/ a touch of scifi thrown in.

What does carry over is, firstly, (of course) the imaginative story-telling and writing. Not as obvious maybe but certainly there are elements of some signature Heinlein themes like libertarianism, individualism, role of goverment, etc.

Short synopsis: Bored twenty-something recently discharged from the army listlessly wondering the french riviera area speculating how he'll make his mark, trying to get together the money to attend university. Encounters a beautiful, mysterious stranger on the beach and subsequently finds an ad in the paper looking for 'worriors'. He visits the address on the advertisement and is drawn into a magical quest w/ this same beautiful stranger spanning galaxies and universes. The last part of the book is concerned with his life after the quest and the tough decisions he has to make to be happy.
Glory Road is one of my least favorite Heinlein novels, because I just don't like fantasy, not the sword & sorcery type, with rare exceptions (I love science fiction, especially about space exploration, which is why Heinlein is my favorite author). However, Glory Road is still good enough for 4 / 5 stars, better than some science fiction novels I like. And I can see arguments that it is technically science fiction due to lip-service technical explanations (higher geometry, not magic) - but they're not strong enough for me.
I've always thought the first few chapters of Glory Road - before the fantasy-adventure (/dream?) - contained some of Heinlein's best writing, entertaining and thought-provoking. On this third reading I liked the second, fantasy section, that constitutes two thirds of the work, more than I did the first time I read it, even more than the second time, mainly due to the humorous tone, comparable to what I've read of Terry Pratchett's work.
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The third part - most of the last 80 pages - I still found somewhat drawn out, meandering - for Heinlein. Here Heinlein demonstrates exactly how boring life is for a retired hero, what "happily ever after" might really mean. I think I would have liked this better if it were cut down by about 40-5o pages, though it might not have made the point as effectively.
Overall I guess you could say Heinlein has succeeded in writing a "realistic" fantasy, almost a paradox or oxymoron, and in making it entertaining (up to that last part, for me).
This novel is one of the revered science fiction classics--one of the titles anyone who seeks to be "well read" in SF must read.

The basic concept is a study of different manners and moralities between cultures. It's rather interesting in that the primary protagonist is a Vietnam military veteran--although the novel was copyrighted in 1964, before most Americans had yet even heard of Vietnam (I first read it myself in 1969).

Like most Heinlein novels, it's more of a debate placed in a plot than a lot of action, and his characters are similar to his characters in several of his other novels. The author is making his point, but it's a good point interestingly related in the plot.

Toward the end, it begins to drag...but by the end you realize the "drag" is intentional...it's what the protagonist is feeling that leads to a satisfying ending.

Although sexuality is broadly referenced, it's not at all explicit (kind of racy for 1964, but barely PG-13 these days).
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