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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Future History Series Release Date:
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We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth;
Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool, green hills of Earth.

The Green Hills of Earth is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction who has held readers spellbound for over thirty years. This collection includes “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,” and “Logic of Empire.”

The arching sky is calling
Spacemen back to their trade.
All handsStand byFree falling!
And the lights below us fade.

Out ride the sons of Terra,
Far drives the thundering jet,
Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
Out, far, and onward yet —

We’ve tried each spinning space mote
And reckoned its true worth:
Take us back again to the homes of men
On the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the grand masters of science fiction.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “The collection has its high points, and on one level it is a classic.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike (the Paladin) | 2/20/2014

    " Read long ago. Short stories that tie into Heinlein's over all history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hayley Farr | 2/13/2014

    " It was Robert Heinlein's short stories that initially drew me into his writing and fandom, and it's his short stories where I will always prefer to stay. That said, this book is full of somewhat exciting though in many cases brief glimpses of different "futuristic" lifestyles, achievements, and careers. The title story is enjoyable, but not particularly inspirational. My favourite story in the collection is "the Long Watch," which surprised myself. It's not typically the sort of story that would capture my heart, but I left it feeling profoundly proud of the main character, and with a strange sense of patriotism towards a society and civilization that doesn't actually exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bookworm | 2/12/2014

    " A collection of short stories about a futuristic time in which there is a colony on the moon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 1/30/2014

    " This is a fun anthology of short stories by Heinlein. All of the stories revolve around colonization of planets in our solar system. The themes are not about the technology, but about contemporary problems and dilemmas that we still have today; indentured service as slavery, prejudice against women in the workplace, young brats given too much freedom and too little discipline, phobias, and more. These contemporary themes help to explain the "staying power" of Heinlein's stories. "

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