The Green Hills of Earth

The Green Hills of Earth The Green Hills of Earth is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction who has held readers spellbound for over thirty years First published in this collection incl

  • Title: The Green Hills of Earth
  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • ISBN: 9780451063816
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Green Hills of Earth is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction who has held readers spellbound for over thirty years.First published in 1951, this collection includes Delilah and the Space RiggerSpace JockeyThe Long WatchGentlemen, Be SeatedThe Black Pits of LunaIt s Great to Be Back We Also Walk Dogs Ordeal in SpaceThe Green Hills ofThe Green Hills of Earth is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction who has held readers spellbound for over thirty years.First published in 1951, this collection includes Delilah and the Space RiggerSpace JockeyThe Long WatchGentlemen, Be SeatedThe Black Pits of LunaIt s Great to Be Back We Also Walk Dogs Ordeal in SpaceThe Green Hills of EarthLogic of EmpireLibrarians Note Publication date for this edition is approximate Based on the Signet number Y6381, cover art and the price, it should have been printed in 1975.

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    • Robert A. Heinlein

      Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel length science fiction in the modern, mass market era.

    141 thoughts on “The Green Hills of Earth

    • Dated. Campy. Corny. Sexist – and wonderfully, absolutely Heinlein.His 1951 collection of “Future History” short stories, all written in the 1940s, represents some of his earlier works. Fans of his juveniles will especially like this publication.Modern readers will point to stories like "Delilah and the Space Rigger" and "Space Jockey" and will scream that Heinlein was a male chauvinist pig; but progressive for his time Heinlein was carrying Rosie the Riveter into space and expanding her i [...]


    • In Robert Heinlein's short story collection, we get to read about a future history that never happened, where the Solar System is colonized by a bunch of ambitious, optimistic, happy-go-lucky space entrepreneurs. They cut corners, break the rules, and quite often get themselves killed. But it works. The American dream reaches the stars, or at least the planets.In the real world, manned space-flight reached its peak around 1970 with the Apollo landings and then stagnated. Reagan went into the bli [...]


    • Despite the title, Earth is mostly in the background in this wonderful collection of short stories. It's mostly concerned with everyday life off the planet. Heinlein has taken a lot of mundane situations & put them a head a century or three. People are still people, although they've traded in their cars for spaceships.Some of the stories are a bit dated, such as "Delilah & the Space Rigger" - what happens when a girl shows up to work on a space project with an all boy crew? Heinlein exam [...]


    • This is an early collection of stories by Heinlein. As a Heinlein fan, I found some of them corny and dated, but others were not bad. They seemed to improve as I progressed through the book.


    • This collection of short stories is classic Heinlein. That is to say, sexism, chauvinism, rocketry without computers, a bit of magic, and heaps of bravery. The later is the most fun.I find the rockets without computers quaint; it reminds me, not surprisingly, of the Apollo Program. It's seldom boring, because Heinlein so often insists on teaching the reader something.Sometimes, though, the bad guys go out of their way too much to be bad. Like the guy who wouldn't let girls on the space station, [...]


    • Yep I love the stories of Robert A. Heinlein. Got a problem with that?The Green Hills of Earth, the titular short, and Logic of Empire are particularly excellent.


    • Suggested Alternate Title: SPACE BARD--PORT TO PORT"I pray for one last landingOn the globe that gave me birth;Let me rest my eyes in the fleecy skiesAnd the cool, green hills of Earth."This "Future History" short story is essentially an account of the life and death of a renowned minstrel named Rhysling--a man who'd worked haphazardly on many a space mission until a radiation accident left him blind and he continued making his way by playing his accordion, writing songs, and hitch-hiking his wa [...]


    • This a another of the very few Robert Heinlein short story collections. They ten stories are all quite good. Speical favorties of mine among the then stories are "The Green Hills of Earth" and "Ordeal in Space".Heinlein's short stories are not as well known as his novels, but he is a good story teller whether writing novels or short stories.


    • This is a fantastic short story. I came to love "Noisy" from his appearances as a minor character in other Heinlein stories, but this this short piece describing his history and heroic end always gets me right here.


    • 3.5A collection of short stories in his Future History series. I quite enjoyed most of these, but couldn't get into The Green Hills of Earth. They seem quite dated in many ways, and of course sexist, but still fun.


    • This had been one of the books that Heinlein was known for, in one version or another. Heinlein's strength I think was in novel length books, not short stories, which this is. The book is dated both scientifically (which likely Heinlein would be among the first to acknowledge) and sociology. The stories were written throughout the 1940s, for magazines. One example was how in the last story: "Logic of Empire", he uses the N word deliberately as a synonym for slave. I don't believe he meant it in [...]


    • The Green Hills. is a sci-fi classic by a justly-famous author. With 10 short stories Heinlein tells tales filled with problems that are common to those in a complex society, especially those that might deal with complex technologies. It begins with a story highlighting the unnecessary and counter-productive discrimination against women in the workplace - here it is construction of a space station. This is still a bone of contention; was it a reflexion of what was happening t the time Heinlein w [...]


    • I was born with almost perfect teeth--except for one canine which was a bit bent out of line. To treat this Dr. Rice gave me a retainer to wear to bed. It worked well enough to allow the resulting cavity at the root to fill with fluids and become infected, leading to a tremendous fever which hit during the last week of junior high. Other than some interesting hallucinations the most memorable part of that period was the day Dad's mother, Lajla, came by to fill in for my working parents. The swif [...]


    • A series of short stories connected to Heinlein's future history and all mentioning or taking place in Luna City (Moon colony) at some point. I liked the last novella, The Logic of Empire, the most. It tells a story how slavery seems inevitable in colonization of planets. There is a wide array of types of tales here, some about adjusting to the moon, the technological challenges of meetings from people from different gravitational constants, marriage issues, overcoming agoraphobia, etc.


    • I am a fan of Robert Heinlein's novels and consider "Stranger in a Strange Land" a must read for, well, everyone.This collection of very old, very dated pulp fiction really should be set aside for fans only. Each story (with the exception of the final,longer piece) is a single event, simple often predictable plot often featuring a single anachronistic idea. Unless you are trying to read all of Heinlein's work, there is better material out there more worthy of your time.


    • This is a fun anthology of short stories by Heinlein. All of the stories revolve around colonization of planets in our solar system. The themes are not about the technology, but about contemporary problems and dilemmas that we still have today; indentured service as slavery, prejudice against women in the workplace, young brats given too much freedom and too little discipline, phobias, and more. These contemporary themes help to explain the "staying power" of Heinlein's stories.


    • Die meisten Kurzgeschichten in dieser Sammlung sind eher unspannend und wirken so dahin geklatscht. Ich hatte nicht das Gefühl, dass es hier wirklich darum ging, eine Idee zu thematisieren. Einzig "Auktion auf der Venus" scheint mit einem konkreten Vorhaben geschrieben worden zu sein, wobei ich hier in Frage stelle, ob die Geschichte überhaupt einen Science-Fiction.Rahmen benötigt.Alles in allen sehr mäßige Kost, die zwar schnell gelesen, aber auch schnell wieder vergessen ist.



    • I haven’t read a lot of Heinlein, so without being able to set this in the context of his entire oeuvre, all I can share are impressions of this collection. The stories are really interesting in that although they’re set in the future, they’re still so ‘50s. Occasionally there are details in a story that seem so odd, and then you remember that, oh yeah, these were written before humans had actually been in space, and then the things he got right seem all the more prescient. For example, [...]


    • The Green Hills of Earth by Robert Heinlein is classic SF at its best. All these stories are solid, and I had only read one prior. All of the tales are about near Earth space travel, and was first published in 1951, most of the stories having first appeared in the classic pulps of the day. My top three in this one are "Delilah and the Space-Rigger," a tale about chauvinism in space, a topic well before its day, and "The Green Hills of Earth" and "Logic of Empire." Recommended, as is all of this [...]


    • Book #16 out of #21. The short story originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post (February 8, 1947). "We pray for one last landingOn the globe that gave us birth;Let us rest our eyes on fleecy skiesAnd the cool, green hills of Earth."This song is mentioned in four other Heinlein novels: "Time enough for love", "Farmer in the Sky", "Logic of Empire" and "Universe".


    • Classic Heinlein short stories. One minute I think its dated, but then I remember he wrote it 60/70 years ago. Despite trying to take on some heavier themes, it has a certain innocence that is charming. And more than anything a cracker of a title!


    • Typical Heinlein story about what ordinary life in space could be. We're let to describe most of the landscape ourselves and it works.


    • Despite some cringe worthy passages that reflect stereotypical 1950s gender roles, the stories of this collection are phenomenal and bring interesting political and social perspectives.




    • The first line of another review (/review/show) is pretty accurate:> Dated. Campy. Corny. Sexist – and wonderfully, absolutely Heinlein.There are fun and thought-provoking stories here, if you can get past those things.


    • More short stories from Heinlein's Future History.Delilah and the Space Rigger (1949) 3.5/5 Stars Tiny and Dad are trying to finish a space station on time, but keep running into liars and cheats. When they finally find a good comm expert it turns out to be a woman which sets Tiny off. This is a story that's been told many times today, but was fairly fresh over 60 years ago. It boils down to women can do men's work and men do work better with women around.Space Jockey (1947) 2.5/5 Stars A simple [...]


    • מסדה, 187 עמ`"לנחיתה אחרונה אתפלל,לאל שיעמוד לי בפרץוייתן לי לראו, רק עוד פעם אחתאת הגבעות הירוקות של הארץ.רוברט היינלין כתב הרבה ספרי מד"ב ונחשב לרב אמון של סוג הסיפורת הזו. הספר "הגבעות הירוקות של הארץ" מורכב מ- 10 סיפורים קצרים שנכתבו בשנות ה- 40 של המאה הקודמת. כמשותף לכל העשרה הו [...]


    • Another reread. The Green Hills of Earth, ironically enough, contains a great many stories about working and living in space, or on the Moon. Read in order, these stories tell, or at least suggest, the ‘history’ of humanity’s movement into space. There’s “Delilah and the Space Rigger” which tells two stories - one about the construction of the space station that makes travel from Earth to the Moon feasible, and one about the psychological shift from space as frontier and space as liv [...]


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