From the author of some of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time, including the beloved classic Stranger in a Strange Land.
In this book, Robert A. Heinlein creates his most compelling character ever: Dr. Richard Ames, an ex-military man, sometime writer, and unfortunate victim of mistaken identity. When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.
“Dialogue as witty as Oscar Wilde’s, action as rollicking as Edgar Rice Burrough’s, and satire as spicy as Jonathan Swift’s.”—The New York Times
“He is, if possible, a greater genius than ever before . . . this time by giving us a thinking man’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Entertaining . . . plenty of fast action . . . vivid and believable.”—Chicago Sun
“Irresistible . . . The Cat Who Walks through Walls has a force that cannot be denied.”—Locus
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About Robert A. Heinlein
Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over… More about Robert A. Heinlein
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Ace Jun 01, 1988| 400 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780441094998