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Requiem by Robert A. Heinlein
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Requiem

by Robert A. Heinlein, Yoji Kondo (Editor)

Other authors: Poul Anderson (Contributor), Jim Baen (Contributor), Greg Bear (Contributor), J. Hartley Bowen, Jr. (Contributor), Tom Clancy (Contributor)16 more, Arthur C. Clarke (Contributor), Catherine Crook de Camp (Contributor), L. Sprague De Camp (Contributor), Gordon R. Dickson (Contributor), Joe Haldeman (Contributor), Virginia Heinlein (Preface), Yoji Kondo (Editor), Jon McBride (Contributor), Larry Niven (Contributor), Jerry Pournelle (Contributor), Spider Robinson (Contributor), Charles Sheffield (Contributor), Robert Silverberg (Contributor), Harry Turtledove (Contributor), Jack Williamson (Contributor), Tetsu Yano (Contributor)

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This collection includes the novellas Destination moon and Tenderfoot in space, as well as personal contributions and remembrances from luminaries such as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Silverberg, Greg Bear, and Larry Niven.

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Read as part of the 1941 Retro-Hugo Voters' Packet.

Vintage Heinlein - with all that comes with that, good and bad.

Mr. Harriman has spent his life dreaming of space, much like the boy sci-fi readers and science club nerds that are the overtly acknowledged audience for this story. Harriman has made a career of risky investments in rocket technology, repeatedly ignoring the cautious and concerned advice of his wife, and his bets have paid off - he's a wealthy CEO of a major corporation. But now that he finally has the financial wherewithal to get to the moon, he can't. The interfering nanny state with its government regulations and well-meaning doctors, say that his elderly body is too frail: he'll never survive the rigors of space travel. But Harriman's not quite dead yet, and neither is his dream....

I think I would've found this one more emotionally affecting if I'd read it when I was younger, and still desperately dreamed of going to space. I don't anymore... ( )
  AltheaAnn | Aug 4, 2016 |
Read as part of the 1941 Retro-Hugo Voters' Packet.

Vintage Heinlein - with all that comes with that, good and bad.

Mr. Harriman has spent his life dreaming of space, much like the boy sci-fi readers and science club nerds that are the overtly acknowledged audience for this story. Harriman has made a career of risky investments in rocket technology, repeatedly ignoring the cautious and concerned advice of his wife, and his bets have paid off - he's a wealthy CEO of a major corporation. But now that he finally has the financial wherewithal to get to the moon, he can't. The interfering nanny state with its government regulations and well-meaning doctors, say that his elderly body is too frail: he'll never survive the rigors of space travel. But Harriman's not quite dead yet, and neither is his dream....

I think I would've found this one more emotionally affecting if I'd read it when I was younger, and still desperately dreamed of going to space. I don't anymore... ( )
  AltheaAnn | Aug 4, 2016 |
Overall I enjoyed this. My favorite part was the short story "Tenderfoot in Space", which was originally printed in Boys Life. It concerns a boy and his dog. It is touching and delightfully unpredictable. The essays at the end got a bit repetitive, as each guest author spoke about how Heinlein had affected them. The essays were enjoyable, there was just alot of overlap in what they had to say. Overall, an excellent book, well worth the time. I would definitley recommend it to any Heinlein fan. ( )
  pandoragreen | Mar 23, 2009 |
Of interest primarily to Heinlein's fans and to fans of scifi in general. The short essay about filming the film Destination Moon is particularly interesting.
  szarka | Apr 6, 2006 |
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Yoji KondoEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, PoulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baen, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowen, J. Hartley, Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clancy, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Arthur C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Camp, Catherine CrookContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Camp, L. SpragueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contents 
• Preface • essay by Virginia Heinlein
• Editor's Foreword • essay by Yoji Kondo
• Requiem [D. D. Harriman] (1940) short story 
• Tenderfoot in Space (1958) novelette 
• Destination Moon (1950) novelette 
• Shooting "Destination Moon" (1950) essay 
• The Witch's Daughters (1946) poem 
• The Bulletin Board • short story 
• Poor Daddy • short story 
• Guest of Honor Speech at the Third World Science Fiction Convention: Denver, 1941 • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
• Guest of Honor Speech at the XIXth World Science Fiction Convention: Seattle, 1961 • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
• Guest of Honor Speech - Rio de Janeiro Movie Festival, 1969 • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
• Guest of Honor Speech at the XXXIVth World Science Fiction Convention, Kansas City, 1976 • essay by Robert A. Heinlein
• This I Believe (1988) essay by Robert A. Heinlein
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by Tom Clancy
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by L. Sprague de Camp
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by Jerry Pournelle
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by Charles Sheffield
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by Jon McBride
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute (1988) essay by Catherine Crook de Camp
• NASA Heinlein Retrospective Tribute • (1988) • essay by Tetsu Yano
• RAH: A Memoir • essay by Poul Anderson
• Jim Baen's RAH Story • essay by Jim Baen
• Remembering Robert Heinlein • essay by Greg Bear
• Recalling Robert Anson Heinlein • essay by J. Hartley Bowen, Jr.
• Robert Heinlein • essay by Arthur C. Clarke
• Robert Heinlein • essay by Gordon R. Dickson
• Robert A. Heinlein and Us • essay by Joe Haldeman
• The Return of William Proxmire (1989) short story by Larry Niven
• Rah Rah R.A.H.! (1980) essay by Spider Robinson (variant of Robert A. Heinlein: A Sermon)
• Robert • essay by Spider Robinson
• Heinlein • essay by Robert Silverberg
• Thank You • essay by Harry Turtledove
• Who Was Robert Heinlein? • essay by Jack Williamson
• Farewell to the Master (1988) essay by Yoji Kondo and Charles Sheffield
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