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what influenced robert a heinlein

  • Robert A. Heinlein's influences are Mark Twain, Ayn Rand, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Ringo, Alfred Korzybski, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Talbot Mundy, Elizabeth Engstrom, Martin Livings and James Branch Cabell.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    Mark Twain

  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand

  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling

  • H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • John Ringo
    John Ringo
    John Ringo

  • Alfred Korzybski
    Alfred Korzybski
    Alfred Korzybski

  • Stanley G. Weinbaum
    Stanley G. Weinbaum
    Stanley G. Weinbaum

  • James Branch Cabell
    James Branch Cabell
    James Branch Cabell

  • Talbot Mundy