Expanded Universe

The Wit and Wisdom of Robert A. Heinlein, author of multiple New York Times best sellers, on subjects ranging from Crime and Punishment to Nuclear Power; from the Pragmatics of Patriotism to Post-Holocaust America; from the Nature of Courage to the Nature of Reality; its all here and its all greatstraight from the mind of the finest science fiction writer of them all. Read and enter an Expanded Universe.

For the Millions of Heinlein Fansa Guided tour Through the Thoughts and Insights of One of the Most Influential Writers in American Literature (New York Times Book Review)

Not only Americas 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

Robert Heinlein is Americas acknowledged master of science fiction.
Chicago Tribune

Heinlein knows more about blending provocative scientific thinking with strong human stories than any dozen other contemporary science fiction writers.
Chicago Sun-Times

One of the grand masters of science fiction.
The Wall Street Journal

Cover art by Stephen Hickman

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing in this format, October 2003

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988

Expanded universe / by Robert A. Heinlein.
p. cm.
ISBN 0-7434-7159-8 (hardcover)
1. Science fiction, American. I. Title.

PS3515.E288E96 2003
813'.54—dc22 2003014260

Printed in the United States of America

ISBN: 0-7434-7159-8

Copyright © 1980 by Robert A. Heinlein

Life-Line © 1939 by Street & Smith Pubs. Inc., ©1967 Robert A. Heinlein; Blowups Happen © 1940 by Street & Smith Pubs., Inc., © 1967 Robert A. Heinlein; Solution Unsatisfactory © by Street & Smith Pubs., Inc., © 1968 Robert A. Heinlein; They Do It With Mirrors © by Better Publications, Inc., © 1974 Robert A. Heinlein; Free Men © 1966 Robert A. Heinlein; No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying— © 1973 Mankind Publishing Co.; Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon © Boy Scouts of America, © 1976 Robert A Heinlein; Pandora's Box, A different version under the title of Where To?, © 1952 by Galaxy Publishing Corp.; Cliff and the Calories © Teens Institute, Inc. 1950, © 1977 Robert A. Heinlein; The Third Millennium Opens © 1956 Ziff Davis; "Pravda" Means "Truth" © 1960 American Mercury; Searchlight © 1962 by Carson Roberts, Inc.; The Pragmatics of Patriotism © 1973 Conde Nast Publications, Inc.; Paul Dirac, Antimatter, and You © F. E. Compton Company, a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. 1975

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