What are the best novels by Robert Heinlein?

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    #1Glory Road

    Glory Road

    Glory Road is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Gordon. He saw an ad in the newspaper and it seems like it completely defines him, so he grabbed the opportunity and applied for the ad.

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    Stephen Grant
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Not Heinlein's greatest and not science fiction, so beware. A story fitting of a much younger Heinlein involving fantasy and sex, more suitable to younger viewers. Not one of his greatest!!!"
  2. 38

    #2Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Valentine Smith. He is raised by Martians and as he arrived on Earth to live as a human the whole world will change because of him.

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    Cherry Han
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Science fiction novels are some of the more interesting ones. Stranger in a strange land is good at keeping the reader's interest."
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    #3I Will Fear No Evil

    I Will Fear No Evil

    I Will Fear No Evil is a science fiction book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of a rich and talented man who will discover that he can buy everything with the money he has. He will even afford a young and pretty woman to live with her.

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    Wei Zhang
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Robert Heinlein was a legendary science fiction author who wrote a multitude of classics like "Stranger in a Strange Land," and "Starship Troopers." He was basically the face of scifi books for a very long time and it's almost painful for me to read that someone thinks that "I Will Fear No Evil" is his best work...This book is primarily about a wealthy old man that kills a young woman and transplants his brain into her head. He wakes up and somehow, her consciousness is still present, so it's basically two people in one body. So what's the first thing a guy in a woman's body does? Sex. And a lot of it, with pretty much anyone, from lawyers to limo drivers. And there's only so many sexual innuendos you can take before you just want it to stop. The best Heinlein book? Ha..."
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    #4Orphans of the Sky

    Orphans of the Sky

    Orphans of the Sky is a science fiction book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Hugh. A guy who was born and raised in a space ship. He has no idea of the life outside his metal home until he was captured.

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    Henry Hernandez
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "i do not know this author well but this book seems well liked by others"
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    #5Number of the Beast

    Number of the Beast
    Number of the Beast is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of two men and two women who will be attacked by aliens. They will find their selves on the run in the cosmos and their adventure will be worse than a roller coaster ride. 
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    Helen White
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I like unique and fresh books, and Robert Heinlein is an author I really enjoy. His book, Number of the Beast, is a great example of unique characters, plots, and storytelling elements. I really enjoy the quirks he brings to science fiction, and this novel is no exception."
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    #6Farnham's Freehold

    Farnham's Freehold

    Farnham's Freehold is a science fiction book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Hugh Farnham. His family was brought back in time by the nuclear war that caused the apocalypse. They will figure out how they will escape and where they will go. 

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    Christian Hicks
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "The science fiction genre is my favorite, and I enjoyed the solid dose of time travel as a consequence of nuclear war presented in Heinlein's novel Farnham's Freehold. I thought the characters were interesting and the setting offered a thought-provoking backdrop. The book is somewhat dated and there are some obvious references to things that were more relevant 50 years ago. Overall, I thought it was a compelling and worthwhile read."
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    #7Red Planet

    Red Planet

    Red Planet is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of how Will made an action that caused the threat to the Martians. Jim is now on his journey and it might make the situation better or worse. 

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    Lori Salazar
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This isn't considered Heinlein's best novel, but it's one of my favorites. It's definitely a classic by any standard, and any fan of his should read it at least once. It's easier to read than other titles by him, and some might say that means it isn't as deep or poignant, but it's still more enjoyable for me. "
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    #8The Star Beast

    The Star Beast

    The Star Beast is a science fiction book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Lummox the beast. He has been living with the Stuart family as a pet for years. They never had any problem with them until he starts eating things and animals he should not eat. 

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    Jerry Cole
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "The Star Beast has aged better than virtually any other sci-fi novel I've ready. My father gave me the book as a kid, and I intend to give it to my children. As long as matters of human emotion are relevant, so will this book."
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    #9Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers
    In 5000 humanity will face the total extermination and our only chance to survive is a highly-trained soldiers called the Star Ship Troopers. That's the story of Jonny Rico, an idealistic trooper from the infantry. 
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    Vishal Das
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I watched the movie, but the book was so much better. The fact that it was written a while back is pretty amazing too. It was just really good! "

Summary

Best What are the best novels by Robert Heinlein
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Glory RoadBooks 44 Paid
2Stranger in a Strange LandBooks 38 Paid
3I Will Fear No EvilBooks 34 Paid
4Orphans of the SkyBooks 33 Paid
5Number of the BeastBooks 31 Paid
6Farnham's FreeholdBooks 28 Paid
7Red PlanetBooks 24 Paid
8The Star BeastBooks 21 Paid
9Starship TroopersBooks 1 Paid
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