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Life Line by Robert A. HeinleinAug. 1939 (1)
Misfit by Robert A. HeinleinNov. 1939 (2)
Requiem [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinJan. 1940 (3)
If This Goes On by Robert A. HeinleinFeb. 1940 (4)
"Let There Be Light" by Robert A. HeinleinMay 1940 (5)
The Roads Must Roll by Robert A. HeinleinJune 1940 (6)
Coventry by Robert A. HeinleinJuly 1940 (7)
Blowups Happen by Robert A. HeinleinSep. 1940 (8)
Logic of Empire by Robert A. HeinleinMar. 1941 (9)
Universe by Robert A. HeinleinMay 1941 (10)
"--We Also Walk Dogs" by Robert A. HeinleinJuly 1941 (11)
Common Sense by Robert A. HeinleinOct. 1941 (12)
The Green Hills of Earth [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinFeb. 1947 (13)
Space Jockey [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinApr. 1947 (14)
It's Great to Be Back by Robert A. HeinleinJuly 1947 (15)
The Black Pits of Luna by Robert A. HeinleinJan. 1948 (16)
Gentlemen, Be Seated! [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinArgosy, May 1948 (17)
Ordeal in Space by Robert A. HeinleinTown & Country, May 1948 (18)
Delilah and the Space Rigger [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinThe Blue Book Magazine, Dec. 1949 (19)
The Long Watch [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinThe American Legion Magazine, Dec. 1949 (20)
The Man Who Sold the Moon [short story] by Robert A. Heinlein1950 (22)
The Menace from Earth [short story] by Robert A. HeinleinAug. 1957 (23)
Searchlight by Robert A. HeinleinAug. 1962 (24)
The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #1 (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 22)
The Man Who Sold the Moon [abridged] by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #1 abridged (3, 5, 6, 22)
The Green Hills of Earth by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #2 (9, 13 - 20)
Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #3 (2, 4, 7)
Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #4 (1-4, 6-9, 11, 13-20, 22-24)
The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #5a (1, 3, 6, 8, 14-17, 19, 20, 22)
The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. HeinleinCollection #5b (2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 23, 24)
The Menace From Earth by Robert A. HeinleinContains 23
Revolt in 2100 & Methuselah's Children by Robert A. HeinleinContains Collection #3
Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. HeinleinFixup 10, 12

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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