On Sale: January 15, 2019
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For the first time in trade paperback, one of Robert A.
Heinlein's final novels, completed by Hugo-winning author
At his death in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein left behind a
legacy of novels and short stories that almost
single-handedly defined modern science fiction. But one of
his masterpieces was never finished.
In 1955, he began work on Variable Star, a powerful
and passionate tale of two young lovers driven apart by
pride, power, and the vastness of interstellar time and
space, only to set it aside to focus on other novels. The
detailed outline and notes Heinlein created for the project
lay forgotten for decades, only to be rediscovered almost a
half a century later. The Heinlein Estate authorized Hugo
and Nebula award-winning author Spider Robinson to expand
the outline into a full-length novel. The result is vintage
Heinlein, faithful in style and spirit to the Grand Master's
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