logo logo

Robert Anson Heinlein (Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York)

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer and scriptwriter. American author, whose use of persuasive technical detail to substantiate his flights of imagination made him the most influential science fiction writer since H. G. Wells.


  • His childhood was spent in Kansas City, Missouri. The outlook and values of this time and place had a definite influence on his fiction, especially his later works, as he drew heavily upon his childhood in establishing the setting and cultural atmosphere.

  • Career

    • Heinlein supported himself at several occupations, including real estate sales and silver mining, but for some years found money in short supply.


    • Beyond This Horizon
    • Rocket Ship Galileo
    • The Rolling Stones
    • Life Line


    • Institute Aeronautical and Astronautics

    • Authors Guild American

    • United States Naval Academy Alumni Association

    • Retired Officers Association

    • Navy League

    • Association United States Army

    • Air Force Association

    • World Future Society

    • National Rare Blood (donors) Club

    • United States Naval Institute

    • California Arts Society

    • Minutemen of U.S.S. Lexington

    • American Association Blood Banks.


    • father: Rex Ivar Heinlein
    • mother: Bam Lyle Heinlein
    • brother: Lawrence Heinlein
    • the first wife: Elinor Curry
      In 1929, Heinlein married Elinor Curry of Kansas City in Los Angeles, but their marriage lasted for only about a year.
    • the second wife: Leslyn Macdonald
      His second marriage in 1932 to Leslyn MacDonald (1904–1981) lasted for 15 years. MacDonald was a political radical.
    • the third wife: Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
    • brother: Rex Heinlein Jr
    • brother: Jesse Heinlein
    • Sister: Mary Jean Heinlein Lermer
    • Sister: Rose Betty Heinlein
    • Sister: Louise Heinlein Bacchus
    Robert Heinlein
    See on larger map
    Died May 8, 1988
    (aged 80)
    • 1924 - 1929
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1929
      officer, United States Navy
    • 1931
      worked on radio communications, with the carrier's airplanes, aircraft carrier United States Ship Lexington (CV-2)
    • 1933 - 1934
      Lieutenant, the destroyer United States Ship Roper (Doctor of Divinity-147)
    • 1934 - 1934
      University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1942 - 1945
      aviation engineer, United States Navy



    Nastya Tkacheva last changed 08/05/2012 view changes
    • Relatives
      • Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
      • Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
    Edit Profile