Robert A. Heinleinand The Fictional World of Archives

Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers; Stranger in a Strange Land) produced several Future History novels and stories. Among the more unusual because it features an archivist as a major character is Time Enough for Love (1973).

Original Novel Title: Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973 (hardcover); New York, NY: Berkeley Publishing, 1974 (paperback).

All quotations are from the 1974 paperback edition.

The fictional authors of the biography of one of the most cantankerous Senior Members of the Howard Families, Lazarus Long, are Chief Archivists of the Howard Foundation. Julian Foote the 45th introduces the story and his successor, Carolyn Briggs, produced an "abridge popular edition." Foote also appears as a character throughout the novel as the Howard Foundation grapples with the the highly unconventional Long.

CONTENTS: The Fictional World of Archives

Submitted by David Mattison, 1998.01.21. Updated 1998.01.21.