Heinlein Centennial Plug

HEINLEIN CENTENNIAL PLUG....The coordinator of the Robert A. Heinlein Centennial emailed me a few days ago to ask if I'd plug the event on the blog. You betcha! Heinlein is one of my great vices, so I'm happy to help.

Basic info: Heinlein was born July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri, but grew up in Kansas City. So the Centennial, appropriately enough, will be held July 6-8 in Kansas City this year. The event site is here. I'm almost tempted to go myself, but it might be a little intense for a casual fan like me.

But that's kind of dry for a blog post. Therefore, in order to draw the mockery of my betters, here's something to argue about: a complete list of Heinlein's books organized from (personal) favorite to (personal) most loathed. I think I'd probably make a few changes to this list if I went back through it today, but I don't feel like doing that. So instead, consider this a 90-ennial list since I created it in 1997.

  1. Time Enough For Love
  2. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  3. Stranger in a Strange Land
  4. Starman Jones (most underrated Heinlein; also, IMHO most filmable Heinlein)
  5. The Past Through Tomorrow
  6. Citizen of the Galaxy
  7. Starship Troopers
  8. Time for the Stars
  9. Double Star
  10. The Star Beast
  11. JOB: A Comedy of Justice
  12. Orphans of the Sky
  13. Tunnel in the Sky
  14. Assignment in Eternity
  15. Glory Road
  16. Friday
  17. Waldo & Magic, Inc.
  18. The Door Into Summer
  19. Podkayne of Mars
  20. Beyond This Horizon
  21. The Puppet Masters
  22. The Menace From Earth
  23. Have Space Suit—Will Travel
  24. Between Planets
  25. The Rolling Stones
  26. The Number of the Beast
  27. Red Planet
  28. Farnham's Freehold
  29. Farmer in the Sky
  30. Space Cadet
  31. Rocket Ship Galileo
  32. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
  33. To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  34. I Will Fear No Evil