The Published RAH

A Reader's List of Published Works
by Robert A. Heinlein

James Gifford


This page lists all of the works of Robert A. Heinlein that have been published at one time or another. It includes all books, all short fiction, and most of his nonfiction writings. Some of the very minor nonfiction items, mostly those that are hard to find and probably of little interest to most readers, have been omitted from this list. Also omitted are some minor, secondary collections that combine two or more novels or existing collections into one volume.

Nearly all of the novels, collections and other books have been published in multiple editions from multiple publishers. Therefore, no attempt has been made to list bibliographic information. The author and title should be plenty to help you find these books in libraries, used book stores, and new book stores.

Readers and researchers seeking an exhaustive listing of all of Heinlein's works, including all variations of each, should see the New Heinlein Opus List.


Novels
Juvenile Novels
Short Fiction
Selected Nonfiction
Collections


Novels

Sixth Column ASF Jan-Feb-Mar 1941
Book publication 1949
Methuselah's Children ASF Jul-Aug-Sep 1941
Rewritten and expanded for book publication 1958
Beyond This Horizon ASF Apr-May 1942
Book publication 1948
The Puppet Masters 1951
Serialized Galaxy Sep-Oct-Nov 1951
Uncut version published 1990
Double Star 1956
Serialized ASF Feb-Mar-Apr 1956
Hugo award 1956
The Door into Summer 1957
Serialized F&SF Oct-Nov-Dec 1956
Starship Troopers 1959
Serialized F&SF Oct-Nov 1959
Hugo award 1959
Stranger in a Strange Land 1961
Hugo award 1961
Uncut version published 1990
Glory Road 1963
Serialized F&SF Jul-Aug-Sep 1963
Hugo nominee
Farnham's Freehold 1964
Serialized Worlds of If Jul-Aug-Oct 1964
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress 1966
Serialized Worlds of If Dec 1965-Apr 1966
Hugo award 1966
I Will Fear No Evil 1970
Serialized Galaxy Jul-Aug-Oct-Dec 1970
Time Enough for Love 1973
The Number of the Beast 1979
Serialized Omni Oct-Nov 1979
Friday 1982
Job: A Comedy of Justice 1984
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls 1985
To Sail Beyond the Sunset 1987
For Us, The Living Written 1938
Published 2004

Juvenile Novels

Rocket Ship Galileo 1947
Space Cadet 1948
Red Planet 1949
Farmer in the Sky 1950
Serialized Boy's Life Aug-Nov 1950
Between Planets 1951
Serialized Blue Book Sep-Oct 1951
The Rolling Stones 1952
Serialized Boy's Life Sep-Dec 1952
Starman Jones 1953
The Star Beast 1954
Serialized F&SF May-Jul 1954
Tunnel in the Sky 1955
Time for the Stars 1956
Citizen of the Galaxy 1957
Serialized ASF Sep-Dec 1957
Have Space Suit - Will Travel 1958
Serialized F&SF Aug-Oct 1958
Hugo nominee
Podkayne of Mars 1963
Serialized Worlds of If Dec 1962-Mar 1963
Uncut version published 1990

Short Fiction

The names of some of the collections in which each story will be found have
been abbreviated. See the COLLECTIONS list following for complete titles.
"Life-Line" ASF, Aug 1939
In Moon, PTT, Worlds, EU
"Misfit" ASF, Nov 1939
In 2100, PTT
"Requiem" ASF, Jan 1940
In Moon, PTT
"'If This Goes On -'" ASF, Feb-Mar 1940
In 2100, PTT
Rewritten and expanded for book collection 1953
"Successful Operation" as "Heil!"
Futuria Fantasia #4, Summer 1940
as by Lyle Monroe
In EU
"Let There Be Light" Super Science Stories, May 1940,
as by Lyle Monroe
In Moon
"The Roads Must Roll" ASF, Jun 1940
In Moon, PTT
"Coventry" ASF, Jul 1940
In 2100, PTT
"Blowups Happen" ASF, Sep 1940
In Moon, Worlds, PTT, EU
Rewritten for first anthology in 1946
"Magic, Inc." Unknown, Sep 1940
as "The Devil Makes the Law"
In Waldo, Fantasies
"- And He Built a Crooked House -" ASF, Feb 1941
In Hoag, Fantasies
"Logic of Empire" ASF, Mar 1941
In GHOE, PTT
"Beyond Doubt" Astonishing Stories, Apr 1941
As by Elma Wentz and Lyle Monroe
Never reprinted
"They" Unknown, Apr 1941
In Hoag, Fantasies
"Solution Unsatisfactory" ASF, May 1941
As by Anson MacDonald
In Worlds, EU
"Universe" ASF, May 1941
In Orphans
"' - We Also Walk Dogs'" ASF, Jul 1941
As by Anson Macdonald
In GHOE, PTT
"Elsewhen" ASF, Sep 1941
As by Caleb Saunders
In AinE
"By His Bootstraps" ASF, Oct 1941
As by Anson MacDonald
In Menace
"Common Sense" ASF, Oct 1941
In Orphans
"Lost Legacy" SSS, Nov 1941
As by Lyle Monroe
In AinE
"'My Object All Sublime'" Future, Feb 1942
As by Lyle Monroe
Never reprinted
"Goldfish Bowl" ASF, Mar 1942
As by Anson MacDonald
In Menace
"Pied Piper" Astonishing Stories, Mar 1942
As by Lyle Monroe
Never reprinted
"Waldo" ASF, Aug 1942
As by Anson MacDonald
In Waldo, Fantasies
"The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" Unknown Worlds, Oct 1942
As by John Riverside
In Hoag, Fantasies
"A Bathroom of Her Own" 1946
Not previously published
In EU
"Free Men" 1947
Not previously published
In Worlds, EU
"No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying -" 1947
Vertex #3, 1973
In EU
"On the Slopes of Vesuvius" 1947
Not previously published
In EU
"The Green Hills of Earth" Saturday Evening Post, 8 Feb 1947
In GHOE, PTT
"Space Jockey" Saturday Evening Post, 26 Apr 1947
In GHOE, PTT
"Columbus Was a Dope" Startling Stories, May 1947
In EU
"They Do It with Mirrors" Popular Detective, May 1947
As by Simon York
In EU
"It's Great to Be Back!" Saturday Evening Post, 26 July 1947
In GHOE, PTT
"Jerry Was a Man" Thrilling Wonder Stories, Oct 1947
In AinE
"Water is for Washing" Argosy, Nov 1947
In Menace
"The Man Who Traveled in Elephants" 1948
Saturn, Oct 1957
In Hoag, Fantasies
"The Black Pits of Luna" Saturday Evening Post, 10 Jan 1948
In GHOE, PTT
"Gentlemen, Be Seated" Argosy, May 1948
In GHOE, PTT
"Ordeal in Space" Town & Country, May 1948
In GHOE, PTT
"Our Fair City" Weird Tales, Jan 1949
In Hoag, Fantasies
"Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon" Boy's Life, Apr-May 1949
In EU
"Poor Daddy" Calling All Girls, Aug 1949
In Requiem
"Gulf" ASF, Nov-Dec 1949
In AinE
"The Long Watch" American Legion Magazine, Dec 1949
As Rebellion on the Moon
In GHOE, PTT
"Delilah and the Space-Rigger" BB, Dec 1949
In GHOE, PTT
"The Man Who Sold the Moon" Not previously published, 1950
In Moon
"Cliff and the Calories" Senior Prom, Aug 1950
In EU
"Destination Moon" Short Stories Magazine, Sep 1950
In Requiem
"The Bulletin Board" Not previously published, 1951
In Requiem
"The Year of the Jackpot" Galaxy, Mar 1952
In Menace
"Sky Lift" Imagination, Mar 1953
In Menace
"Project Nightmare" Amazing Stories, Apr-May 1953
In Menace
"The Menace from Earth" F&SF, Aug 1957
In Menace
"Tenderfoot in Space" Boy's Life, May-Jul 1958
In Requiem
aka "Tenderfoot on Venus"
"- All You Zombies -" F&SF, Mar 1959
In Hoag, Fantasies
"Searchlight" Scientific American, Aug 1962
In Worlds, EU, PTT

Selected Nonfiction

"The Discovery of the Future"
(Third World Science Fiction Convention Guest of Honor Speech)
1941
In Requiem
How to Be a Politician 1946
Published as Take Back Your Government!, 1992
"On the Writing of Speculative Fiction" 1947
"Where To?" 1950, updated versions 1966, 1973
aka "Pandora's Box"
In Worlds, EU
"Ray Guns and Rocket Ships" 1952
In EU
Tramp Royale 1954
Published 1993
"The Third Millenium Opens" Amazing Stories, Apr 1956
In EU
"Science Fiction: Its Nature, Faults and Virtues" 1957
"The Future Revisited"
(Sixteenth World Science Fiction Convention Guest of Honor Speech)
1961
In Requiem
"Channel Markers"
(James V. Forrestal Graduation Lecture, Annapolis)
1973
Long but incomplete transcript published in Analog, Jan 1974
Shorter transcript published in EU as "The Pragmatics of Patriotism"
"Larger than Life" 1979
In EU
"Spinoff" Omni, Mar 1980
In EU
"The Happy Days Ahead" 1980
In EU
Interstitial commentary in
Expanded Universe
1980
Grumbles from the Grave 1989
Virginia Heinlein, editor

Collections

Waldo and Magic, Inc.
("Waldo")
1950
  • "Waldo"
  • "Magic, Inc."
The Man Who Sold the Moon
("Moon")
1950
There are two editions of this collection. One does not contain the items marked with an asterisk. In addition, the longer collection contains the so-called "raunchy" version of "Let There Be Light," while the shorter edition contains the "clean" version.
  • Introduction by John W. Campbell, Jr.*
  • Preface
  • "Let There Be Light"
  • "The Roads Must Roll"
  • "The Man Who Sold the Moon"
  • "Requiem"
  • "Blowups Happen", 1946 version*
  • "Life-Line"*
The Green Hills of Earth
("GHOE")
1951
  • "Delilah and the Space-Rigger"
  • "Space Jockey"
  • "The Long Watch"
  • "Gentlemen, Be Seated"
  • "The Black Pits of Luna"
  • "'It's Great to Be Back!'"
  • "' - We Also Walk Dogs'"
  • "Ordeal in Space"
  • "The Green Hills of Earth"
  • "Logic of Empire"
Revolt in 2100
("2100")
1953
  • Introduction by Henry Kuttner: "The Innocent Eye"
  • "'If This Goes On -'"
  • "Coventry"
  • "Misfit"
  • Afterword: "Concerning Stories Never Written"
Assignment in Eternity ("AinE") 1953
  • "Gulf"
  • "Elsewhen"
  • "Lost Legacy"
  • "Jerry Was a Man"
The Menace from Earth ("Menace") 1959
  • "The Year of the Jackpot"
  • "By His Bootstraps"
  • "Columbus Was a Dope"
  • "The Menace from Earth"
  • "Sky Lift"
  • "Goldfish Bowl"
  • "Project Nightmare"
  • "Water is for Washing"
The Unpleasant Profession
of Jonathan Hoag

("Hoag")
1959
Also published under the title 6xH
  • "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag"
  • "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants"
  • "- All You Zombies -"
  • "They"
  • "Our Fair City"
  • "- And He Built a Crooked House -"
Orphans of the Sky
("Orphans")
1963
  • "Universe"
  • "Common Sense"
The Worlds of
Robert A. Heinlein

("Worlds")
1966
Contents completely subsumed
by Expanded Universe
  • "Pandora's Box"
    (1950 version plus 1966 updates)
  • "Free Men"
  • "Blowups Happen" (1946 version)
  • "Searchlight"
  • "Life-Line"
  • "Solution Unsatisfactory"
The Past Through Tomorrow
("PTT")
1967
  • Introduction by Damon Knight
  • "Life-Line"
  • "The Roads Must Roll"
  • "Blowups Happen" 1946 version
  • "The Man Who Sold the Moon"
  • "Delilah and the Space-Rigger"
  • "Space Jockey"
  • "Requiem"
  • "The Long Watch"
  • "Gentlemen, Be Seated"
  • "The Black Pits of Luna"
  • "'It's Great to Be Back!'"
  • "' - We Also Walk Dogs'"
  • "Searchlight"
  • "Ordeal in Space"
  • "The Green Hills of Earth"
  • "Logic of Empire"
  • "The Menace from Earth"
  • "'If This Goes On -'"
  • "Coventry"
  • "Misfit"
  • "Methuselah's Children"
Expanded Universe
("EU")
1980
  • Foreword
  • "Life-Line"
  • "Successful Operation"
  • "Blowups Happen" (1940 version)
  • "Solution 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"
  • "On the Slopes of Vesuvius"
  • "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon"
  • "Pandora's Box"
    (1950 version plus 1966,
    1980 updates)
  • "Where To?"
  • "Cliff and the Calories"
  • "Ray Guns and Rocket Ships"
  • "The Third Millenium Opens"
  • "Who Are the Heirs of Patrick Henry?"
  • "Inside Intourist"
  • "Searchlight"
  • "The Pragmatics of Patriotism"
  • "Paul Dirac, Antimatter and You"
  • "Larger than Life"
  • "Spinoff"
  • "The Happy Days Ahead"
The Fantasies of
Robert A. Heinlein

("Fantasies")
1999
  • "Magic, Inc."
  • "- And He Built a Crooked House -"
  • "They"
  • "Waldo"
  • "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag"
  • "Our Fair City"
  • "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants"
  • "- All You Zombies -"

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