Robert A. Heinlein Books and Movies

Robert A. Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) is a prolific American writer, considered to be one of the "Big Three" of science fiction authors together with Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. His writing debut "For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs" was written in 1939, but was first published only in 2003 posthumously.

Heinlien published 59 short stories and 32 novels. The most republished work is "Stranger in a Strange Land". And eleven of novels where published post mortem.

Ten of Robert A. Heinlein novels are made into movies. "Starship Troopers" is the most famous movie based on Heinlein's book.

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Starship Troopers (1959)

Three movies, forty-four episodes of one TV series, and one video game are based on this book.

  • Starship Troopers: Invasion
    2012; Japan, USA
    Director: Shinji Aramaki
  • Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy
    Video Game; 2000; Australia
  • Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles
    TV Series (44 episodes); 1999; USA
  • Starship Troopers
    1997; USA
    Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Uchû no senshi
    Video; 1988; Japan
    Director: Tetsurô Amino
  • Predestination
    2014; Australia
    Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
  • The Puppet Masters
    1994; USA
    Director: Stuart Orme
  • The Brain Eaters
    1958; USA
    Director: Bruno VeSota
  • Destination Moon
    1950; USA
    Director: Irving Pichel
Red Planet (1949)

  • Red Planet
    1994; USA
Space Cadet (1948)

  • Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
    1950; USA
Ordeal in Space (1948)
Series: Future History
  • Out There
    Ordeal in Space (#1.2)
    1951; USA
The Green Hills of Earth (1947)
Series: Future History
  • Out There
    The Green Hills of Earth (#1.6)
    1951; USA
  • Masters of Science Fiction
    Jerry Was a Man (#1.3)
    2007; USA
    Director: Michael Tolkin
Misfit (1939)
Series: Future History
  • Out There
    Misfit (#1.4)
    1951; USA

Other interesting stuff
Red Planet adaptation is an animated TV miniseries for children released in 1994. The adaptation made several significant changes from the original Heinlein's plot, e.g. Mars as the scene of action was substituted with fictitious planet of New Aries.

Some stats: Ten of Robert A. Heinlein books (8% out of total 119) have been adapted to 8 movies, 1 video, 48 episodes from 1 TV series, 1 video game

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