The Door Into Summer

The Door Into Summer It Is 1970, And Electronics Engineer Dan Davis Has Finally Made The Invention Of A Lifetime A Household Robot With Extraordinary Abilities, Destined To Dramatically Change The Landscape Of Everyday Routine Then, With Wild Success Just Within Reach, Dan S Greedy Partner And Even Greedier Fianc E Steal His Work And Leave Him Penniless, And Trick Him Into Taking The Long Sleep Suspended Animation For Thirty Years. I m a little surprised I don t seem to have posted a review of this one before I read this book way back when I probably read it first when I was in high school or just after That would probably be the 1960s I went through a period when I discovered Heinlein and ran through everything I could get my hands on by him Some I didn t care for, some I liked and some I loved.Many people place this in his so called teen reads but there is some question about that due to some of the subject matt I m a little surprised I don t seem to have posted a review of this one before I read this book way back when I probably read it first when I was in high school
An enjoyable SF story from a Grandmaster.The novel s protagonist, Daniel B Davis, was a precursor to Hugh Farnham and even Lazarus Long somewhat, though Long was introduced earlier in 1941 s Methusaleh s Children Actually, Davis and others are thinly disguised Heinlein fiercely individualist, libertarian, technically savvy, hard working yet innovative, resourceful, wise cracking, and with a horn dog libido that would make a porn star blush I wonder if Door Into Summer used some of the same An enjoyable SF story from a Grandmaster.The novel s protagonist, Daniel B Davis, was a precursor to Hugh Farnham and even Lazarus Long somewhat, though Long was introduced earlier in 1941 s Methusaleh s Children Actually, Davis and others are thinly disguised Heinlein fiercely individualist, libertarian, technically savvy, hard working yet innovative, resourceful, wise cracking, and with a horn dog libido that would make a porn star bl
I liked it, but it was suggested to me I shouldn t give four stars to every single book I enjoy, so here it goes for Heinlein I really had no issues with The Door Into Summer , and Heinlein is still one of my favorite SF masters after this.I enjoy books that feature engineers as protagonists, and here we have one proto geek singlehandedly inventing robotics in the 50 s and failing rather spectacularly in the human relations department Later on, there s some time travel thrown in and some cryo I liked it, but it was suggested to me I shouldn t give four stars to every single book I enjoy, so here it goes for Heinlein I really had no issues with The Door Into Summer , and Heinlein is still one of my favorite SF masters after this.I enjoy books that feature engineers as protagonists, and here we have one proto geek singlehandedly inventing robotics in the 50 s and failing rather spectacularly in the human relations department Later on, there s some time travel thrown in and some cryogenics, giving us a glimpse of what the year 2000 would look like to a 1950 citizen It s interesting to note how we surpassed some of Heinlein expectations in the field of artificial intelligence and miniaturization, and still didn t invent regenerating teeth, disposable shirts or beard removal cream There s something very similar to velcro replacing zippers, but with a rather fancy field ener
Well after many thousands of ratings this book is averaging 4 stars so my rating will make no difference at all I first read this back in the late 70s, and like most of Heinlein s early and middle work I really enjoyed it then and again now The storyline and characterisations are good and there is none of the in my opinion vague sexism and verbal meanderings of his later books look how many pages his later novels have, yawn.Ok I ve just re read my review and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the Well after many thousands of ratings this book is averaging 4 stars so my rating will make no difference at all I first read this back in the late 70s, and like most of Heinlein s early and middle work I reall
I really enjoyed this book from beginning to almost end The reason for the almost will become apparent The story of time travel by various means was excellent When reading this story, you should remember that it was written in the 1950s Some of Heinlein s predictions are amazing, and some are way off the mark It s amazing to follow his line of thinking though.You can see an outline of the plot in the description It is fairly predictable, but that didn t detract from my enjoyment of the I really enjoyed this book from beginning to almost end The reason for the almost will become apparent The story of time travel by various means was excellent When reading this story, you should remember that it was written in the 1950s Some of Heinlein s predictions are amazing, and some are way off the mark It s amazing to follow his line of thinking though.You can see an outline of the plot in the description It is fairly p
I didn t read this book with the intention of writing a review, so you ll excuse me if I don t go into great detail Let me just summarize the feel of the bookIt is not very often that I read a book that makes me smile the entire time I m reading it this is one of them From the hilarious anachronisms of the 1950 s Futurist to the brilliant side kick cat, Pete Cat lovers will appreciate this book on a completely different level than other readers I was laughing out loud at least once e I didn t read this book with the intention of writing a review, so you ll excuse me if I don t go into great detail Let me just summarize the feel of the bookIt is not very often that I read a book that makes me smile the entire time I m reading it
Somewhat unusually for Heinlein, this is a cute, fun book which doesn t try to ladle a bunch of right wing ideology down your throat, or O.D you on dubious sex There s some time travel, a sympathetic main characte
Are you a cat person If yes, you re definitely in for a treat Pete is an amazingly written cat character if there ever was one Yes, cat lovers will surely appreciate this one Cat owners will understand that cats like Pete are as rare as true love and only come once in a life time, if we re lucky, hence they will understand what makes Pete so special to Dan, his owner However, even if you happen to hate cats, I m sure you ll appreciate the ingenious way Pete is described That s just plain g Are you a cat person If yes, you re definitely in for a treat Pete is an amazingly written cat character if there ever was one Yes, cat lovers will surely appreciate this one Cat owners will understand that cats like Pete are as rare as true love and only come once in a life time, if we re lucky, hence they will understand what makes Pete so special to Dan, his owner However, even if you happen to hate cats, I m sure you ll appreciate the ingenious way Pete is described That s just plain good writing I m making it sound like this is a novel about cat Well, it s not but it sorts of is The cat I m talking about is an important character, not in any futuristic genetically altered pet sense of the world, he just happens to be a side kick of our protagonist Who might that be Our protagonist is Dan Davis, an engineer, a well written characters, one could say a typical Heinlein hero You know, a very intelligent badass guy who is on t
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Ultimately, creepy, and not in a good way It s a time travel tale, and I ll forgive a lot for an entertaining time travel story But entertaining and time travel are all it s got going for it I haven t read a lot of Heinlein, but this didn t show me at all why he s got got so many fans The writing style is fine, but he goes wrong in a few key ways with the story SPOILERS For one, he wrote the book in 1956, with most characters natural time being 1970 and the rest of the action reache Ultimately, creepy, and not in a good way It s a time travel tale, and I ll forgive a lot for an entertaining time travel story But entertaining and time travel are all it s got going for it I haven t read a lot of Heinlein, but this didn t show me at all why he s got got so many fans The writing style is fine, but he goes wrong in a few key ways with the story SPOILERS For one, he wrote the book in 1956, with most characters natural time being 1970 and
Another old favorite picked up as a downloadable audio book from the library It was quite enjoyable in this medium the reader was very good Originally published in 1957, it is set in the future years 1970 2000 The idea of traveling into the future via cold sleep was a pretty popular until sometime in the 70 s, but cutting edge at this time, I think Haven t heard about it in humans for years.The hero, Dan, is an engineer inventor His genius isn t in break through techno Another old favorite picked up as a downloadable audio book from the library It was quite enjoyable in this medium the reader was very good Originally published in 1957, it is set in the future years 1970 2000 The idea of traveling into the future via cold sleep was a pretty popular until sometime in the 70 s, but cutting edge at t

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Door Into Summer
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • English
  • 28 April 2017
  • 0345413997