Requiem: and Tributes to the Grand Master by Robert A. Heinlein

By Robert A. Heinlein

Requiem is a compelling get together of Robert A. Heinlein and his imaginative and prescient, containing many new and uncollected works through the Grand grasp of technology fiction, together with significant novellas: vacation spot Moon, which used to be made into the recognized George friend movie, and Tenderfoot in area. There are contributions from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Spider Robinson, and Gordon R. Dickson, in addition to an creation by means of Virginia Heinlein.Heinlein used to be the pre-eminent technology fiction author of the 20th century. Requiem finds the tale of Heinlein's ardour for house exploration-his glory and his dream.

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Of course not, Mr. deSoto. " "Why, everybody knows that. I've been hearing that ever since I was in kindergarten. " Mr. deSoto leaned back, rubbed his nose. " Charlie waited. He was annoyed at not being invited to sit down and was wondering what would happen if he sat down anyway. "In the first place we don't have the eighteen-year rule. You can quit school today. You know how to read. Your handwriting is sloppy but it will do. You are quick in arithmetic. You can't spell worth a hoot, but that's your misfortune; the city fathers don't care whether you learn to spell or not.

But he always stays in earshot. " Hans scowled. "Suppose he can't? Maybe he goes into bush and doesn't come out. " This was a long speech for Hans. Charlie looked surprised, then called, "Nixie! " The dog had been supervising the van; he turned and came at once to Charlie's left and rear. Hans relaxed, said, "Better," and placed himself so that the dog trotted between them. When the jungle loomed up over them, pierced here by a road, Mr. Qu'an held up his arm and called out, "Halt! " He held up his wrist and waited; everybody else did the same.

He'll let a baby try to pull his tail off, or step on his face, and never snap or growl. " Charlie put him through hand signal orders, ending with standing at attention and saluting. " "Take note of that, Alf," Mr. Qu'an said drily, "next time I have to speak to you twice. 'Cheerful' — we can skip that; I'm sure his grin isn't faked. " "Mmm, I suppose that's the canine equivalent. " "I think he is. " "Smell him. He had a bath just yesterday. " "All that is left is 'Reverent' — and I don't intend to try to discuss that with him.

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