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Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907May 8, 1988) was a Human novelist, naval officer, and science fiction writer. He was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of the 20th century. He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.

Heinlein wrote for the science fiction publication Galaxy Science Fiction in the 1950s. (DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars")

The Vulcan S'task unknowingly surmised Heinlein's Law in his publication, A Study of Socioeconomic Influences on Vulcan Space Exploration, and Heinlein's concept of a threshold number in Statement of Intention of Flight. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: The Romulan Way)

Heinlein is the namesake of the 22nd century Earth Starfleet starship USS Heinlein, and the 23rd century Federation Starfleet vessel USS Robert A. Heinlein.

Robert A. Heinlein never wrote for Star Trek, but was acknowledged in The New Voyages 2 and Paradise Interrupted. While only briefly referenced in The Romulan Way, some information on this page is derived from real-world info available as a matter of public record. In real-life, when David Gerrold's creation of tribbles was criticized as being derivative of "flat cats", a Heinlein creation, Heinlein dismissed the accusation and befriended Gerrold.

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