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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, Elizabeth Engstrom, Martin Livings and James Branch Cabell.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30 1835 – April 21 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, the American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer

  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand ( - March 6 1982), born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, the Russian-born American novelist and philosopher, known for creating a philosophy she named "Objectivism" and for writing the novels We the Living, The Fountainhead

  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling

    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936), the English author and poet, born in Bombay, India, and best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just So Stories (1902)

  • H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells

    Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, the English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950), the American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he produced works in many genres

  • John Ringo
    John Ringo

    John Ringo, the American science fiction author who writes full time

  • Alfred Korzybski
    Alfred Korzybski

    Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski, the philosopher and scientist born on July 3, 1879 in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire and died on March 1, 1950, in Lakeville, Connecticut, U.S

  • Stanley G. Weinbaum
    Stanley G. Weinbaum

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (April 4, 1902 - December 14, 1935), the American science fiction author

  • James Branch Cabell
    James Branch Cabell

    James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), the American novelist

  • Elizabeth Engstrom

    Elizabeth Engstrom, born Bette Lynn (Betsy) Gutzmer, but she legally changed her name to Elizabeth Engstom a few years after publishing her first novel under that pseudonym

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