Robert Anson Heinlein (1907 to 1988) received recognition as an American science fiction book writer, naval officer and aeronautical engineer. He enjoyed taking part in hard science fiction but published both ordinary fiction and non-fiction works as well. He contributed to several science-fiction short stories that gained significant acknowledgement by the writing community. Heinlein used the science fiction genre to discover provoking ideas about social and political environments. Some social themes he enjoyed writing about included self-reliance, organised religion and non-conformist thoughts. Heinlein attended the Central High School in Kansas City during 1924 and motivated him to start his U.S. Navy career.
Some of his books include Starship Troopers (1959), Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). The writing community still sees Heinlein’s work as a philosophy that continue to influence writers thinking about social-dystopian fiction and the meaning thereof.
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