- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz (12 Dec. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 057512072X
- ISBN-13: 978-0575120723
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Door into Summer (S.F. MASTERWORKS) Paperback – 12 Dec 2013
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So good we named one of our cats Pete...read the book and find out why this is relevant!
The door into summer is a cat's version of "the grass is always greener...", and it refers to the fact that his cat- as all cats - will go to the front door, reject this means of exit because it is raining and go to the back door, hoping to find it sunny there, in other words, wanting to find the door into summer. The whole book is full of typical Heinlein hypotheses...what ifs.
If you don't buy this and read it you really are missing out on one of the best novels ever written, whether you like sci-fi or not.
(NB Our other cat is called Spangle; Michael Marshall Smith readers will understand this one...!)
It's a good Robert Heinlein story with interesting characters and a signature reverence for science and technical details. The characters are uncomplicated--you can always tell the good guys from the bad guys even when poor Dan cannot. Heinlein introduces the vocabulary and paradoxes of time travel with minimal pain. This may not be the very best first experience with Heinlein or time travel, but it will do.
The book is recommended to anyone who enjoys a good story and doesn't mind invented technology that now seems dated. Readers hungry for more of Heinlein's views on time travel should pick up a copy of his "All You Zombies-". It will make your head spin. Those preferring a more comprehensive exposure will enjoy Harry Turtledove's The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century.
*Sorry about the alliterative excess. Just couldn't help myself.
I first read this in my teenage years and remember being blown away by it. Revisiting it with more experience one can see the flaws and the parts where the plot creaks a little, but nevertheless I'd still recommend reading it, although it does now seem a bit dated. However, one should remember that this was written over 50 years ago, and Heinlein got there before the many imitators.
Maybe it's the sign of the times, but did the part involving Ricky seem a little uncomfortable?? Maybe it's just a throw back to more innocent times...
It's a good introduction to Sci-Fi and doesn't strain the grey matter like a lot of up to date stories tend to do.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good story but doesn't go into as much detail of cause and effect that I was looking for.Published 19 days ago by R M.
A great introduction to the style and genius of Robert Heinlein.
This science fiction romance is a good story and the science is not too heavy!
I loved this book when I first read it many years ago. I STILL love it now that I've read it again - it's such a human interest story with time-travel thrown in in such an unusual... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Steven J. Parkes
The plot is a bit creaky but fine if you enjoy a bit of vintage retro SF (circa 1957).
(I think I would prefer Phillip K Dick personally whose plots don't seem to date).
Excellent. Funny, imaginative and entertaining. I read it as a child and was delighted to re-read it and it was just as good as I remembered. Superb.Published 10 months ago by silverlady
It's a classic Heinlein. I had read it years ago. It was well worth the reread.Published 11 months ago by Bernardus
A relatively simple story about love, time travel and a cat. For me this book sets the tone for a lot of Heinlein books. I particularly like the cat!Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer