Title: Life-Line

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Title: Life-Line Title Record # 41208
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Date: 1939-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Future History
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Year Title
1939 Life-Line [as by Robert Heinlein]
1977 Lifeline [as by Robert Heinlein]
Year Language Title
1967 French Ligne de vie
1972 German Lebenslinie
1979 Dutch Levenslijn
1982 German Die Lebenslinie
1987 Italian La linea della vita
1988 German Lebenslinie
2007 Italian La linea della vita
2009 French Ligne de vie [as by Robert Heinlein]

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1939 1939-08-00 ed. John W. Campbell, Jr. Street & Smith Publications, Inc.   $0.20 164 pulp? mag Virgil Finlay Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon! 1950-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 288 hc? coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
Parasite Planet 1950-00-00 Stanley G. Weinbaum Whitman Press (Fantasy Fiction)   -/6 48 pulp? chap  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1953-00-00 Robert Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson   9/6 256 hc? coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1955-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 299 hc? coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1955-00-00 Robert Heinlein Pan Books 327 2/- 252 pb? coll Gerard Quinn Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1963-00-00 Robert Heinlein Pan Books X227 3/6 237+
[1]
pb? coll W. F. Phillipps Checkmark
First Flight 1963-08-00 ed. Damon Knight Lancer Books 72-672 $0.50 160 pb? anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Tales of Science Fiction 1964-00-00 ed. Brian N. Ball Hamish Hamilton   8/6 158 hc? anth Roger Payne Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1966-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books F-375 $0.40 189 pb? coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
A Robert Heinlein Omnibus 1966-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson   30/- 158+
256+
224
hc? omni  
First Flight 1966-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Lancer Focus 72-145 $0.50 160 pb? anth Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Putnam   $5.95 667 hc? coll Ben Feder Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Longmans (Canada)   C$6.95 667 hc? coll  
The Past Through Tomorrow 1967-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons / SFBC   $2.30 667 hc? coll Ben Feder Checkmark
Histoire du Futur: Tome 1 1967-10-10 Robert A. Heinlein OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #10)     xxxii+
402
hc? omni Checkmark
Tales of Science Fiction 1968-00-00 ed. Brian N. Ball Peacock Books / Penguin PK63 4/- 173 pb? anth Peter Barrett Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1969-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91501 $0.60 189 pb? coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Now Begins Tomorrow 1969-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Lancer Books 74-585 $0.75 160 pb? anth Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1970-01-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £0.30 237+
[1]
pb? coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1971-04-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £0.30 238 pb? coll Checkmark
Futures Conditional 1972-00-00 ed. Robert Theobald Bobbs-Merrill Company     359 hc? anth  
Welten 1972-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3277) 3277 DM 2.80 142 pb? coll Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1972-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91502 $0.95 219 pb? coll Ed Valigursky Checkmark
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1973-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-97982-8 £ 348 hc? coll  
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1973-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Sphere 0-7221-4462-8 £0.40 348 pb? coll Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1975-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1975-01-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 C$1.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1975-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1975-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-02738-4 $1.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert Heinlein 1975-04-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-02232-3 £ 127 pb? coll Bruce Pennington  
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1939-1942 1977-05-00 Robert Heinlein Sphere 0-7221-4469-5 £0.65 216 pb? coll Patrick Woodroffe Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Book One 1977-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-03200-0 £4.95 320 hc? coll Tim White Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Vol. 1 1978-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04004-6 £1.25 320 pb? coll Tim White  
L'homme qui vendit la Lune 1978-12-20 Robert A. Heinlein Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5043) 2-266-00667-3   351 pb? coll W. Siudmak Checkmark
Beproeving in de Ruimte 1979-00-00 ed. uncredited Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-02512-8   255 pb? anth Peter A. Jones Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 1, 1939 1979-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #329) 0-87997-454-0 $2.25 432 pb? anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 1, 1939 1979-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-454-0 C$2.50 432 pb? anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-04374-6 £1.00 238 pb? coll Tim White Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08717-8 $1.95 267 pb? coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1979-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library of Canada 0-451-08717-8 C$2.25 267 pb? coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Welten 1979-12-24 Robert A. Heinlein Pabel (Utopia Classics #12) UC12 DM 4.80 161 pb? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1980-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-08717-8 $1.95 267 pb? coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1980-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04756-3 $3.25 830 pb? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1980-10-00 Robert A. Heinlein Grosset & Dunlap 0-448-11916-1 $12.95 582 hc? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1981-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21883-0 $8.95 582 tp? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1981-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-05063-7 £1.50 238 pb? coll Tim White  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1981-03-00 Robert Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £1.50 238+
[1]
pb? coll  
First Voyages 1981-05-00 ed. Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-77586-7 $2.95 x+
373
pb? anth Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1981-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Books 0-425-04756-3 $3.25 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1982-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Signet / New American Library 0-451-11587-2 $2.50 267 pb? coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
Die besten Stories von 1939 1982-04-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6727) 3-8118-6727-X DM 7.80 383 pb? anth Segrelles Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Vol. 1 1982-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-05463-2 £1.95 320 pb? coll Tim White Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1982-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582 pb? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1982-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582 pb? coll Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-40147-9   432+
350
hc? anth Romas Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1983-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.95 582 pb? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1983-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21889-X $3.95 582 pb? coll Checkmark
The Best of Robert Heinlein 1983-12-00 Robert A. Heinlein Amereon House     344 hc? coll  
Expanded Universe 1985-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21890-3 $3.95 582 pb? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1986-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21891-1 $4.95 582 pb? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-65623-6 $3.50 [9]+
295
pb? coll John Melo Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1987-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen Books 0-671-65623-6 C$4.95 [9]+
295
pb? coll John Melo Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1987-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $4.95 830 pb? coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Vol. 1 1987-09-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-05463-2 £2.95 320 pb? coll Andrew Forrest Checkmark
La storia futura 1987-09-28 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1976) 88-04-30302-6 8,000 Lit xi+
366
pb? coll Anna Montecroci Checkmark
Die Vergangenheit der Zukunft 1988-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4444) 3-453-00464-7 DM 19.80 989+
[2]
pb? coll H. R. Van Dongen Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 1988-05-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $4.95 830 pb? coll James Warhola Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon 1989-00-00 Robert A. Heinlein New English Library 0-450-00431-7 £2.99 238 pb? coll Danny Flynn Checkmark
Expanded Universe 1991-08-00 Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21891-1 $5.50 582 pb? coll Checkmark
La storia futura. Vol. 1 1997-04-00 Robert A. Heinlein Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #241)   6,500 Lit 270 pb? coll Jacopo Bruno  
The Man Who Sold The Moon 2000-03-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-671-57863-4 $5.99 295 pb? coll Patrick Turner  
The Past Through Tomorrow 2000-06-00 Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction Book Club 0-7394-1051-2 $14.98 785 hc? coll Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Methusalems Kinder 2000-11-00 Robert A. Heinlein Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction & Fantasy #24280) 3-404-24280-7 DM 20.00 1114 pb? coll Michael Whelan  
Great Science Fiction Stories of 1939 2001-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Isaac Asimov Dorset Press 0-7607-2417-2 $9.95 432 tp? anth Tom McKeveny  
Expanded Universe 2005-07-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-7434-9915-8 $7.99 705 pb? coll Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Expanded Universe 2007-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein Baen 0-7434-9915-8 $7.99 705 pb? coll Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Le grandi storie della SF vol. 2 2007-02-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Urania Collezione #49) 49 € 4.90 340 pb? anth Franco Brambilla  
Histoire du futur, I 2009-02-02 Robert Heinlein Gallimard (Folio SF #207) 978-2-07-031752-3   378 pb? coll Sparth Checkmark
The Future History of Robert Heinlein: Volume I 2010-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #22) 978-1-897350-33-1   xi+
508
hc? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe 2010-02-00 Robert A. Heinlein The Virginia Edition (The Virginia Edition #31) 978-1-897350-44-7   532 hc? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-02-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-12086-0 £18.99 xv+
793
tp? coll Tim White Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow 2014-03-27 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-1-4732-0200-9 £9.49   ebook? coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon 2014-12-22 Robert A. Heinlein Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11310-7 £2.99   ebook? coll  
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $5.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow: Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" Stories date unknown Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons     667 hc? coll Ben Feder Checkmark
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21883-0 $8.95 582 tp? coll  
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet E7196 $1.75 267 pb? coll Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet E7196 $1.75 267 pb? coll Gene Szafran Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-65304-9 $5.50 830 pb? coll  
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03785-1 $2.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21888-1 $3.50 582 pb? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Signet 0-451-12425-1 $2.95 267 pb? coll Vincent Di Fate Checkmark
The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 91503 $1.25 219 pb? coll Ed Valigursky Checkmark
Expanded Universe date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Ace Books 0-441-21891-1 $4.95 582 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein G. P. Putnam's Sons 0-399-10620-0 $9.95 667 hc? coll Ben Feder  
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03178-0 $2.75 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03178-0 $2.75 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Past Through Tomorrow date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Berkley Medallion 0-425-03785-1 $2.95 830 pb? coll Checkmark
The Man Who Sold the Moon date unknown Robert A. Heinlein Shasta   $3.00 288 hc? coll Hubert Rogers Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 1, 1939 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-700-0 C$2.95 432 pb? anth Jack Gaughan Checkmark
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