Time Enough for Love is the capstone and crowning achievement of Heinlein's famous Future History series.
Lazarus Long is so in love with life that he simply refuses to die. Born in the early 1900s, he lives through multiple centuries, his love for time ultimately causing him to become his own ancestor. Time Enough for Loveis his lovingly detailed account of his journey through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Using the voice of Lazarus, Heinlein expounds his own philosophies, including his radical ideas on sexual freedom. His use of slang, technical jargon, sharp wit, and clever understatement lend this story a texture and authority that seems the very tone of things to come.
©2014 Robert A. Heinlein (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
Terrific story about a 4,000 year old man. Fascinating, bawdy, funny, the tale focuses on Lazarus Long, a crusty guy who, due to genetic luck, has lived a long long life. He's had countless wives, children, and lovers. He's fought wars, been an intergalactic businessman, and a time traveler. His morals are modern 61st century- quite more liberal than 20th century. He is surrounded by beautiful women, a few handsome men, and universally strong libidos.
I read the book about forty years ago. I appreciate the tale more now than I did before my decades of life experiences.
Tom Weiner is a sensational narrator. Kudos to him to bringing all the characters- male and female- to life.
Please spay/neuter your pets! Adopt your next pet from your local shelter/rescue group!
Thoroughly. enjoyed reading this as a youngster and it has not lost anything in the intervening decades.
You might not like his ideas but even his most critical readers must admit he is thought provoking.
I can most readily recommended this work to anyone who enjoys a solid read.
I am seriously in love with this book, in fact I don't think RAH has ever written anything I didn't like reading. (The Dora story have me all of the feels)
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
I read this story as a young woman during my first Science Fiction phase. Robert Heinlein's books are readable always, with a strong plot line. This particular book tells the story of a near-immortal family and its members as they march through a history that can only be created by Heinlein.
Loved it the umpteenth time around.
read it years ago. now, 2+ decades later listened and loved it even more. Heinlein is one of my favorites.
When I was a 17-year-old I absolutely loved the story. I loved the references to sex. I loved the references to alternative lifestyles. I loved everything about it. OK so I was a horny 17-year-old. I recently reread the book using Audible and some of the story absolutely disturbed me. Incest and its consequences is something I didn't think of it all except having sex when I was 17. Now I understand that it can and does have lasting emotional impacts.
This story would not in my opinion begin to pass the political correctness tests of today and I am pretty sure it did not pass the PC tests when it was written. Art? Is it ever PC?
That being said, the story does a good job of exploring some of the "what if" questions of longevity and some of its implications.
There is so much... life. Heinlein understands humanity like so few humans do. Great ending, but still shocking when I found there wasn't more to learn of Woodrow Wilson Smith.
Lots of good ideas explored, but overall the dullest heinlein book I've read and it just kept going and going and going...
What misinformation and bad writing did for BDSM in Fifty Shades is what you can find for the polygamist culture in this book. Other than jumping through time a wee bit and a hint at designer genetics, this is far from SciFi. It would be more appropriate to call it light polygamist porn, inbreeding, and incest with a thin plot that goes nowhere, unless you have a thing for your mother. Don't waste your time.
Report Inappropriate Content