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Robert Anson Heinlein Edit Profile

also known as Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York

fiction writer , novelist , screenwriter , writer

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.


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


  • fantasy

    • Beyond This Horizon

  • juvenile novel

    • Rocket Ship Galileo

    • The Rolling Stones

  • non fiction

    • Discovery of the Future

  • novel

    • For Us The Living,

    • The Puppet Masters

    • The Number of the Beast

    • To Sail Beyond The Sunset

  • Short fiction

    • Life Line

    • Let There Be Light


  • 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.


Rex Ivar Heinlein

Bam Lyle Heinlein

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

Rex Heinlein Jr

Jesse Heinlein

Mary Jean Heinlein Lermer

Rose Betty Heinlein

Louise Heinlein Bacchus