Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

The science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) was productive during a writing career that spanned the last 49 years of his life and thus the Robert A. Heinlein bibliography includes 32 novels, 59 short stories and 16 collections published during his life. Four films, two TV series, several episodes of a radio series, and a board game derive more or less directly from his work. He wrote a screenplay for one of the films. Heinlein edited an anthology of other writers' SF short stories.

Three non-fiction books and two poems have been published posthumously. has been published posthumously and another, an unusual collaboration, was published in 2006. Four collections have been published posthumously.

Jack Woodford's books on writing and getting published were important to Heinlein's early career.

Heinlein's fictional works can be found in the library under PS3515.E288, or under Dewey 813.54. Known pseudonyms include Anson MacDonald (7 times), Lyle Monroe (7), John Riverside (1), Caleb Saunders (1), and Simon York (1).ref|pseudonyms Note that all the works originally attributed to MacDonald, Saunders, Riverside and York, and many of the works originally attributed to Lyle Monroe, were later reissued in various Heinlein collections and attributed to Heinlein.


Novels marked with an asterisk * are generally considered juvenile novels, although some works defy easy categorization.

Early Heinlein novels

*"Rocket Ship Galileo", 1947 *
*"Beyond This Horizon", 1948 (initially serialized in 1942, and at that time credited to Anson MacDonald)
*"Space Cadet", 1948 *
*"Red Planet", 1949 *
*"Sixth Column", 1949 (initially serialized in 1941, and at that time credited to Anson MacDonald) (aka: "The Day After Tomorrow")
*"Farmer in the Sky", 1950 (Retro Hugo Award, 1951) *
*"Between Planets", 1951 *
*"The Puppet Masters", 1951 (re-published posthumously with excisions restored, 1990)
*"The Rolling Stones", 1952 (aka: "Space Family Stone") *
*"Starman Jones", 1953 *
*"The Star Beast", 1954 *
*"Tunnel in the Sky", 1955 *
*"Double Star", 1956 (Hugo Award, 1956)
*"Time for the Stars", 1956 *
*"Citizen of the Galaxy", 1957 *
*"The Door into Summer", 1957
*"Have Space Suit—Will Travel", 1958 *
*"Methuselah's Children", 1958 (originally a serialized short story in 1941)
*"Starship Troopers", 1959 (Hugo Award, 1960)

Mature Heinlein novels

*"Stranger in a Strange Land", 1961 (Hugo Award, 1962), (republished at the original greater length in 1991)
*"Podkayne of Mars", 1963 *
*"Orphans of the Sky", 1963 (fix-up novel of two connected short stories, both originally published in 1941)
*"Glory Road", 1963
*"Farnham's Freehold", 1965
*"The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress", 1966 (Hugo Award, 1967)
*"I Will Fear No Evil", 1970
*"Time Enough for Love", 1973

Late Heinlein novels

*"The Number of the Beast", 1980
*"Friday", 1982
*"", 1984
*"The Cat Who Walks Through Walls", 1985
*"To Sail Beyond the Sunset", 1987

Early Heinlein works published posthumously

*"" (written in 1939, published posthumously in 2003)
*"Variable Star" (posthumously with Spider Robinson) (Heinlein's 8 page outline written in 1955; Robinson's full novel from the outline appeared in 2006)

Short fiction

"Future History" short fiction

* "Life-Line", 1939
* "Misfit", 1939
* "The Roads Must Roll", 1940
* "Requiem", 1940
* ""If This Goes On—"", 1940
* "Coventry", 1940
* "Blowups Happen", 1940
* "Universe", 1941
* ""—We Also Walk Dogs"" 1941 (as Anson MacDonald)
* "Common Sense", 1941
* "Methuselah's Children", 1941 (lengthened and published as a novel, 1958)
* "Logic of Empire", 1941
* "Space Jockey", 1947
* "It's Great to Be Back!", 1947
* "The Green Hills of Earth", 1947
* "Ordeal in Space", 1948
* "The Long Watch", 1948
* "Gentlemen, Be Seated!", 1948
* "The Black Pits of Luna", 1948
* "Delilah and the Space Rigger", 1949
* "The Man Who Sold the Moon", 1951, (Retro Hugo Award)
* "The Menace From Earth", 1957
* "Searchlight", 1962

Other short speculative fiction

Note that all the works initially attributed to Anson MacDonald, Caleb Saunders, John Riverside and Simon York, and many of the works attributed to Lyle Monroe, were later reissued in various Heinlein collections and attributed to Heinlein.

At Heinlein's insistence, the three Lyle Monroe stories marked with the symbol ' have never been reissued in a Heinlein anthology.

* "Magic, Inc.", 1940 (aka: "The Devil Makes the Law")
* "Solution Unsatisfactory", 1940 (as Anson MacDonald)
* "Let There Be Light", 1940 (as Lyle Monroe)
* "Successful Operation" 1940 (aka: "Heil!") (as Lyle Monroe)
* "They", 1941
* ""—And He Built a Crooked House—"", 1941
* "By His Bootstraps", 1941 (as Anson MacDonald)
* "Lost Legacy", 1941 (aka: "Lost Legion") (as Lyle Monroe)
* "Elsewhen", 1941 (aka: "Elsewhere") (as Caleb Saunders)
* § "Beyond Doubt", 1941 (as Lyle Monroe with Elma Wentz)
* "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag", 1942 (as John Riverside)
* "Waldo", 1942 (as Anson MacDonald)
* § ""My Object All Sublime"", 1942 (as Lyle Monroe)
* "Goldfish Bowl", 1942 (as Anson MacDonald)
* § "Pied Piper", 1942 (as Lyle Monroe)
* "Free Men", 1946 (published 1966)
* "Jerry Was a Man", 1947
* "Columbus Was a Dope", 1947 (as Lyle Monroe)
* "On the Slopes of Vesuvius", 1947
* "Our Fair City", 1948
* "Gulf", 1949
* "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon", 1949
* "Destination Moon", 1950
* "The Year of the Jackpot", 1952
* "Project Nightmare", 1953
* "Sky Lift", 1953
* "Tenderfoot in Space", 1956 (serialized 1958)
* "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants", 1957 (aka: "The Elephant Circuit")
* "All You Zombies—", 1959

Other short fiction

* "A Bathroom of Her Own", 1946
* "Dance Session", 1946 (love poem)
* "The Witch's Daughters", 1946 (poem)
* "Water Is for Washing", 1947
* "They Do It with Mirrors", 1947 (as Simon York)
* "Poor Daddy", 1949
* "Cliff and the Calories", 1950
* "The Bulletin Board", 1951


* "The Man Who Sold the Moon", 1950
* "Waldo & Magic, Inc.", 1950
* "The Green Hills of Earth", 1951
* "Assignment in Eternity", 1953
* "Revolt in 2100", 1953
* "The Robert Heinlein Omnibus", 1958
* "The Menace From Earth", 1959
* "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag", 1959 (aka: "6 X H")
* "Three by Heinlein", 1965
* "A Robert Heinlein Omnibus", 1966
* "The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein", 1966
* "The Past Through Tomorrow", 1967 (almost-complete Future History collection, missing "Let There Be Light" and "Orphans of the Sky").
* "The Best of Robert A. Heinlein", 1973
* "Expanded Universe", 1980
* "A Heinlein Trio", 1980 (omnibus of "The Puppet Masters", "Double Star", and "The Door Into Summer")
* "The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein", 1999 (omnibus of "Waldo & Magic, Inc." and "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")
* "Infinite Possibilities", 2003 (omnibus of "Tunnel in the Sky", "Time for the Stars", and "Citizen of the Galaxy")
* "To the Stars", 2004 (omnibus of "Between Planets", "The Rolling Stones", "Starman Jones", and "The Star Beast")
* "Off the Main Sequence", 2005 (short stories including three never before collected)
* "Four Frontiers", 2005 (omnibus of "Rocket Ship Galileo", "Space Cadet", "Red Planet", and "Farmer in the Sky")
* "Outward Bound", 2006 (omnibus of "Have Space Suit—Will Travel", "Starship Troopers", "Podkayne of Mars")

Complete works

* The "Virginia Edition," a 46-volume hardcover collection of all of Robert Heinlein's stories, novels, and nonfiction writing, plus a selection of his personal correspondence, was announced by Meisha Merlin Publishing in April 2005; the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust (which now owns all the Heinlein copyrights) instigated the project. Meisha Merlin went out of business in May 2007 after producing six volumes: "I Will Fear No Evil", "Time Enough for Love", "Starship Troopers", "For Us, the Living", "The Door into Summer", and "Double Star". The Trust has since embarked on an effort to publish the edition itself, having formed the Virginia Edition Publishing Co. for this purpose ref|virginia_blog. As was true for the Meisha Merlin effort, individual volumes will not be sold; subscribers must purchase the entire edition.

(NOTE: In July 2007, the Heinlein Prize Trust opened the online Heinlein Archives [see link below] , which enables anyone to view the manuscript versions of all Heinlein's works.)


* "Tomorrow, the Stars", 1952, anthology of stories by 14 authors selected by Frederik Pohl and Judith Merril, foreword by Heinlein who got his name on the cover.


* "No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying", written 1947, published 1973
* Two articles for "Encyclopædia Britannica" on Paul Dirac and antimatter, and on blood chemistry.ref|britannica
* "Grumbles from the Grave", 1989 (posthumously)
* "", 1992
* "Tramp Royale", 1992


*"Destination Moon" (story (from the book "Rocket Ship Galileo"), screenplay, technical advisor), 1950 [ IMDb] (Retro Hugo Award, 1951)
*"Tom Corbett, Space Cadet", 1950, (from the book "Space Cadet") [ IMDb]
*"Project Moonbase", 1953 [ IMDb]
*"The Brain Eaters", 1959, (from the book "The Puppet Masters", uncredited, sued by Heinlein) [ IMDb]
* Uchu no Senshi (Japanese) (TV Series based on Starship Troopers) (1988) [ ANN]
*"Red Planet", TV mini-series (from the book), 1994 [ IMDb]
*"The Puppet Masters (film)", film (from the book), 1994 [ IMDb]
*"Starship Troopers", film loosely based on the book, 1997 [ IMDb]
*"", TV series (based on the movie, which was loosely based on the book "Starship Troopers"), 1999 [ IMDb]
*(as yet untitled, from the book "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress", in pre-production) []


*"The Notebooks of Lazarus Long", illuminated by D.F Vassallo, 1978
*"New Destinies, Vol. VI/Winter 1988 — Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Issue", 1988
*"Fate's Trick" by Matt Costello, 1988, a "game book" inspired by "Glory Road"
*"", 1992
*Two different "Starship Troopers (board game)" board games were published by Avalon Hill in 1976 and 1997
*"Dimension X", science fiction radio programs in 1950-1951. Among other writers, episodes were based on Heinlein's "Destination Moon (film)" (ep. 12), "The Green Hills of Earth" (ep. 10), "Requiem", "The Roads Must Roll", and "Universe".
*"X Minus One", radio series in 1955-1958: "Universe"
*Language arts materials for teachers based on Heinlein's works, in support of World Space Week, 2005.

Biographies (About Heinlein)

*Stover, Leon Robert Heinlein. Boston: Twayne, 1987


# Encyclopædia Britannica articles: on Paul Dirac and antimatter, and on blood chemistry. A version of the former, titled "Paul Dirac, Antimatter, and You," was published in the anthology Expanded Universe, and demonstrates both Heinlein's skill as a popularizer and his lack of depth in physics; an afterword gives a normalization equation and presents it, incorrectly as being the Dirac equation.

See also

* List of Robert A. Heinlein characters
* Pantheistic solipsism

External links

* [ The Heinlein Society] and their [ FAQ] .
* [ Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award]
* [ Robert A. Heinlein, Grandmaster of Science Fiction]
* [ Internet Book Database of Fiction bibliography]
* [ Good bibliography, essays, news, links, etc.]
* [ Illustrated list of Heinlein fiction]
* [ Heinlein Audiobook List]
* [ Heinlein Concordance]
* [ Heinlein Archives]

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