$46.00 + FREE Delivery
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by DMI Media.
$46.00 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$34.12
+ $14.98 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Add to Cart
$53.30
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Books Mela Aus
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Variable Star Hardcover – 19 Sep 2006

4.0 out of 5 stars 237 ratings

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
$46.00
$34.12

Amazon Outlet Store
Shop thousands of discounted overstock products from Amazon Outlet Store Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Variable Star
  • +
  • For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs
Total Price: $94.44
Buy the selected items together

Now up to 60% off select clothing, shoes and bags
Save on top brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Armani, Lacoste and more. Shop now

Product details

  • Hardcover: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (19 September 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076531312X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765313126
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.3 x 24.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

Product description

About the Author

Robert A. Heinlein is universally acknowledged as modern science fiction's greatest author. At his death, in 1987, he left a legacy of books and stories that has profoundly influenced the course of the field for generations.

But one of Heinlein's most ambitious works was never finished. In 1955, he began work on a novel to be titled Variable Star, completing a detailed outline and making extensive notes for the book, only to set it aside to focus on other novels, including Tunnel in the Sky and the Hugo Award-winning Double Star. For more than half a century, the work lay forgotten among Heinlein's papers. Then, on its rediscovery a few years ago, the Robert A. Heinlein Trust selected an author to finish the work.
The author chosen for the project was, appropriately enough, a writer The New York Times has hailed as "the New Robert Heinlein"--Spider Robinson, the Hugo and Nebula Award--winning author of such modern SF classics as Stardance and "Melancholy Elephants." Faithful to the spirit of Heinlein's original vision, and laced with contemporary touches that will appeal to modern readers, Variable Star is a rare treat for the Grand Master's many fans.
Profits from the book will help fund the annual $500,000 Heinlein Prize for innovation in commercial manned spaceflight, a goal Mr. Heinlein considered crucial to humanity's long-term survival.


No customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 234 reviews
William
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money
8 May 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Brian P. Bilbrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Late discovery of Spider channeling RAH...
11 January 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Will Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars The Novel Heinlein Never Wrote?
1 January 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Phil Boyd Studge
5.0 out of 5 stars To borrow a phrase…
10 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
A. Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars I definitely enjoyed this one
1 January 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful