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Short Stories by Robert A. Heinlein (Book Guide): -All You Zombies-, by His Bootstraps, -We Also Walk Dogs, the Roads Must Roll
Short Stories by Robert A. Heinlein (Book Guide): -All You Zombies-, by His Bootstraps, -We Also Walk Dogs, the Roads Must Roll | Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (stories not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: -All You Zombies-, By His Bootstraps, -We Also Walk Dogs, The Roads Must Roll, The Man Who Sold the Moon, If This Goes On-, The Long Watch, It's Great to Be Back!, Blowups Happen, Requiem, The Black Pits of Luna, Logic of Empire, Delilah and the Space Rigger, Misfit, The Menace from Earth, Coventry, Gentlemen, Be Seated!, Life-Line, The Green Hills of Earth, Ordeal in Space, Searchlight, -And He Built a Crooked House, Our Fair City, Waldo, Magic, Inc., Future History, Solution Unsatisfactory, The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, The Year of the Jackpot, Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon, Gulf, The Man Who Traveled in Elephants, Lost Legacy, They, Goldfish Bowl, Jerry Was a Man, Poor Daddy, A Bathroom of Her Own, Let There Be Light, Space Jockey, Elsewhen, Project Nightmare, Free Men, Water Is for Washing, Tenderfoot in Space, Columbus Was a Dope, Sky Lift, Destination Moon. Excerpt: Waldo (1942) is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein originally published in Astounding Magazine in August 1942 under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald. It is available in the book Waldo & Magic, Inc., as well as other collections. This story is not related to the story "Magic, Inc." other than both stories being about magic in one form or another. The essence of the story is the journey of a mechanical genius from his self-imposed exile from the rest of humanity to a more normal life, conquering the disease myasthenia gravis as well as his own contempt for humans in general. The key to this is that magic is loose in the world, but in a logical and scientific way. Waldo Farthingwaite-Jones was born a weakling, unable even to lift his head up to drink or to hold a spoon. Far from destroying him, this channeled his intellect, and his family's money, into the development of the device patented as "Waldo F...
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parasolofdoom
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I'd been dying to read All You Zombies for ages but could never find any collection containing it in any of my libraries. So I finally grabbed this on an audio loan -- it took a minute to get used to but I actually really loved Spider Robinson's narration. All You Zombies was fantastically mind bending and all four of the other stories were good too. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for a larger Heinlein anthology to read.

parasolofdoom Posting as a blurb instead of review since I couldn't find this audiobook in the search 7mo
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While I wasn‘t crazy about the first two stories in this collection, the remaining three (“And he built a crooked house,” “Our Fair City,” and “The Man Who Traveled in Elephants”) were enjoyable. There are some outdated attitudes about gender, so FYI. Recommended for fans of The Twilight Zone and Ray Bradbury.

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shortsarahrose
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Summer is made for road trips, frozen custard, and odd science fiction stories.

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bookworm.krizia
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I just read --All You Zombies-- and not the other stories. I got to tell you, get ready for you brain to get fucked and mushed. It was a dizzying story.