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Door into Summer (Pan science fiction) [Paperback]

Robert A. Heinlein
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; New edition edition (3 July 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330025163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330025164
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1974 Pan edition paperback vg++ condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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5.0 out of 5 stars So good we named our cat Pete 16 Jun 2008
this book, as all Heinleins' works, is an absolute gem and a joy to read; the sort of book you cannot put down, and when you get to the end you're sad because there are no more pages.

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...!)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time . 30 Nov 2011
Another good Heinlein semi sci fi (in my view ) story . Again keeps you interested to the end .
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic sci fi 31 Aug 2010
Robert Heinlein's later work got a little obscure for my tastes, but in "The Door into Summer" he was at the top of his game.
I love reading science fiction written in the fifties. They get so much about the future wrong, but also, so much right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The door into summer 17 April 2009
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I first read this story more than 30 years ago and really enjoyed it. It has simple themes of science fiction relating to time travel and cold storage of humans while still alive. The two themes are mixed together cleverly so that time paradoxes are believable. It has dated references to the current science of the time but this does not detract from the story.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book now give us the movie 20 May 2003
this novel is good for its portrayal of real life. it shows a man who gets cheated on and decides to escape his life. he does this through time travel and wants to take his cat with him. after getting to the future he finds out something must have gone wrong his inventions are marketed under his name. but what happened for this to happen???
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