Double star

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Gregg Press, 1978 - Fiction - 186 pages
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A twenty-second-century actor is taken to Mars to assume the identity of a prominent Earthman who has disappeared

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In general an easy to read enjoyable read. - Goodreads
From this, I can see what made his writing so popular. - Goodreads
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I just re-read DOUBLE STAR after finishing the second part of the William Patterson Heinlein bio. This is a Hugo winner, and considered, rightfully, a classic. I won't spoil much of the plot except to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

Double Star is one of Heinlein's most enjoyable early period SF novels, a short and tightly-plotted story of an out-of-work actor tapped to impersonate an important politician who has been ... Read full review

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About the author (1978)

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907 in Butler, Mo. The son of Rex Ivar and Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein had two older brothers, one younger brother, and three younger sisters. Moving to Kansas City, Mo., at a young age, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in 1924 and attended one year of college at Kansas City Community College. Following in his older brother's footsteps, Heinlein entered the Navel Academy in 1925. After contracting pulmonary tuberculosis, of which he was later cured, Heinlein retired from the Navy and married Leslyn Macdonald. Heinlein was said to have held jobs in real estate and photography, before he began working as a staff writer for Upton Sinclair's EPIC News in 1938. Still needing money desperately, Heinlein entered a writing contest sponsored by the science fiction magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories. Heinlein wrote and submitted the story "Life-Line," which went on to win the contest. This guaranteed Heinlein a future in writing. Using his real name and the pen names Caleb Saunders, Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, and Simon York, Heinlein wrote numerous novels including For Us the Living, Methuselah's Children, and Starship Troopers, which was adapted into a big-budget film for Tri-Star Pictures in 1997. Heinlein died in 1988 from emphysema and other related health problems. Heinlein's remains were scattered from the stern of a Navy warship off the coast of California.

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