My dad borrowed this book from the library and told me I would enjoy it. He gave it to me once he was finished, and had to renew it twice because of me. Oops.
This is the first Heinlein book I’ve ever read, so I feel it was a good introduction to him. I enjoyed every story in this anthology. Some were funny; some were thrilling; and at least one brought a tear to my eye. Obviously, the anthology includes a wide variety of fantasies. The only one that bugged me was the final story, which involved time travel. I can’t explain much without giving away major spoilers, but there’s a serious paradox in this story. Narratively, I can understand the paradox, but whenever I try to work my way through it logically, my brain hurts. I suppose that’s the nature of paradoxes though.
This anthology has inspired me to look into reading more of Heinlein’s works. Thankfully, my dad has at least a dozen here in the house, so I won’t get bored any time soon.
Review by Jessica A.