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Title: Life-Line - Short Story

Written: March/April 1939    Pages: 46



File contains letter from RAH to illustrator, thanking him. Typewritten manuscript has minimal hand-edits. Includes publication in Astounding.



Astounding Science-Fiction in August 1939 then reprinted in The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950); The Past Through Tomorrow (1967), The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966), and Expanded Universe (1980)].  Other Anthology appearances:  First Flight (ed. Damon Knight, Lancer, 1963); Tales of Science Fiction (ed. Brian N. Ball, Hamilton, 1964); A Robert Heinlein Omnibus(Sidgwick & Jackson, 1966); Futures Conditional (ed. Robert Theobald, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972); The Best of Robert Heinlein (ed. Angus Wells, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1966); The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) (ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1979); First Voyages (ed. Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Avon, 1981); Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction (ed. Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, Bonanza/Crown, 1983).


Notes: Future HistoryHeinlein’s first published science fiction short story. Referenced in: “Methuselah’s Children”“To Sail Beyond the Sunset”“Number of the Beast”

OPUS 002 - Life-Line

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