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Expanded Universe (1980) [Collection]
by Robert A. Heinlein Rating: Weighted - 8.9 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (7 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Wit and Wisdom of Robert A. Heinlein, author of multiple New York Times best sellers, on subjects ranging form Crime and Punishment to the Love Life of the American Teenager; from Nuclear Power to the Pragmatics of Patriotism; from Prophecy to Destiny; from Geopolitic to Post-Holocaust America; from the Nature of Courage to the Nature of Reality; it's all here and it's all great -- straight from the mind of the finest science fiction writer of them all. But beware: after reading it, you too will occupy an Expanded Universe!


  • Foreward by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Life-Line
  • Successful Operation
  • Blowups Happen
  • Situation Unsatisfactory
  • The Last Days of the United States
  • How to Be a Survivor
  • Pie from the Sky
  • They do It with Mirrors
  • Free Men
  • No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying--
  • A Bathroom of Her Own
  • The Slopes of Vesuvius
  • Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Where To?
  • Cliff and the Calories
  • Ray Guns and Rocket Ships
  • The Third Millennium Opens
  • Who Are the Heirs of Patrick Henry?
  • "Pravda" Means "Truth"
  • Inside Intourist
  • Searchlight
  • The Pragmatics of Patriotism
  • Larger than Life
  • Spinoff
  • The Happy Days Ahead

Original title: Expanded Universe
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Heil! (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     Blowups Happen (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     Solution Unsatisfactory (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     Searchlight (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein


  • Dedication: "To William Targ"

Edition #1: Expanded Universe

Expanded Universe (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: Robert A. Heinlein
  • "If there is anything that can divert the land of my birth from its current stampede into the Stone Age, it is the widespread dissemination of the thoughts and perceptions that Robert Heinlein has been selling as entertainment since 1939." Spider Robinson
  • "A fascinating look at the mind of the most influential sf writer of all time. Recommended." Locus
  • "If you really care about Heinlein, then Expanded Universe is a book...that you might save pennies from your lunch money to buy." OMNI
  • "Would you consider buying a book just because I asked you to? It's called EXPANDED UNIVERSE." Algis Budrys
  • "Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world." Stephen King
  • "There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein." Dean Koontz
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Expanded Universe (June 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780743499156
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 1.2 in
Pages: 705

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Expanded Universe (October 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Riverdale, NY
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780743471596
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.3 x 1.6 in
Pages: 474

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Expanded Universe (April 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441218912
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.4 x 1.6 in
Pages: 582

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Expanded Universe (March 1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441218882
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 1.3 in
Pages: 582

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