Set in Robert A. Heinlein's Future History universe, REVOLT IN 2100 includes the author's short novel "IF THIS GOES ON--", his novella "Coventry" and story "Misfit", Heinlein's Future History charts, "Future History Letter Essay" and his Postscript "Concerning Stories Never Written".
"IF THIS GOES ON--"
John Lyle, West Point graduate and now serving as guard in the Prophet's stronghold, becomes disillusioned and
concludes that "secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy...censorship." He joins an underground cabal to overthrow the US government. As part of the Second American Revolution, he learns much about courage, subversion -- a fellow conspirator tells John, "There is magic in words, black magic--if you know how to invoke it" -- and sacrifice.
"Coventry" is set years after the Second American Revolution, in a benevolent but strongly monitored new society, with its own rules and strong surveillance arm.
In "Misfit" a young genius averts a disaster during a mission to move an asteroid closer to Earth.
The author's Postscript on Future History stories he won't write provides an entertaining look at Heinlein's richly imagined world.
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Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com, http://heinleinarchives.net