Episode – Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps”. June 11, By Fred. By His Bootstraps by Robert Heinlein WOW. This week I have the great pleasure of. Robert A. Heinlein. “My name? Uh.., just call me Joe.” Wilson set down his glass. “O. K., Joe Whatever- your-name-is, trot out that explanation and make it 1. Heinlein Society – Scholastic/Academic articles. Robert A. Heinlein short story “By His Bootstraps” The Menace from Earth by Robert A. Heinlein.

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He sets himself up as chief, taking precautions against the arrival of Diktor. The Menace from Earth by Robert A.

He realized that he had been screaming. The only contact that the fourth Bob Wilson makes with himself is through a telephone conversation that his younger counterpart believes is a prank call. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Short fiction about time travel Short stories by Robert A. It was especially intriguing to watch how Bob Wilson adapts from a young boy and slowly becomes the powerful Diktor could be derived from the word “dictator”. As about the faults of the story, some of them gave me the nails-on-a-chalkboard nausea.

This story is awesome. The best example of the “Impossibility” approach to fictional time travel along with Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies,” which has a similar plot. Bob Wilson, a Ph.

By His Bootstraps

He recovers his senses in a strange place. He experiments with the Time Gate, hoping to see its makers. Somewhat later he forced himself to return to the boosttraps, and, with eyes averted, enter the control booth and return the spheres to zero. The shadow might have passed during the hours he was forced to take out for sleep. This time he realizes that he has become the second stranger.

He asks Bob to return to his room through the gate, pick up some items and persuade the person he finds there to return with him and they would all enjoy a great future together. I found it most interesting to see bg he slowly realizes himself that he has become the leader who helped his younger self become successful- for example, when he is the elderly Diktor and he names a girl Arma after the girl he had a crush on when he was young and he first met the Diktor- not realizing that they are technically the same person.


This story was produced in heinleiin Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Engineer Richard Fairbanks and I finished it boottsraps Chicago. This time he resets the controls to 10 years in heinleinn past and returns there.

Very cool version, played by Richard Dreyfuss, among a few others. Joe tells Bob that great opportunities await him through the Gate and thousands of years in his future.

A must-read for those with a love of time travel. Awaking after a day and a half, he meets with the man again who explains that they are 30, years in the future. I finally read this one with Alex.

Heinlein that plays with some of the inherent paradoxes that would be caused by time travel. It feels hiis unlike a Heinlein story and at the same time I have a hard time imagining anyone else writing it. Ramirez rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 08, Adam Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Heinlein to future generations of “Heinlein’s Children.

The audio production develops the story along its own lines, and is self-consistent with its own aims and the themes and essential plot in the minutest detail. I don’t know how I end up reading this book, though I really enjoyed it. He collects the items on Diktor’s list, which seem to bpotstraps things a 20th-century man could find useful in making himself king in the future, intentionally writing a bad check for the purchases.

Fairly predictable, but it’s in terms of paradox.

Episode 177 – Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps”

Aug 18, Max rated it really liked it. Well, I figured, what the hell? After all, as Bob says as he starts his time travelling, “Paradoxes don’t worry me. Quotes from By His Bootstraps. At this point, he considers that he is finished heilein this nonsense, but, the gate is still there and the prospect of living a dull academic life pales in comparison with the potentials he saw in the future. Guess who arrives unconscious after having been knocked through the gate and guess who he now knows that he himself is?


It is a great little insight into the war years, the story rocks and I just had to own something special to remind me of all the enjoyment Robert Heinlein has given me. This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder.

Heinleun Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The creators apparently decided they wanted a self-contained drama explicated by the character s himself. He had been flicked with emotions many times too strong for his spiritual fiber and which he was no more fitted to experience than an oyster is to play a violin.

Just as he is about to shove Bob through the Gate, another version of himself shows up. This allmost ruins this wonderful story with bad over acting and horrid addlibbing and changing of lines that completely mangles Heinleins wonderful story.

In this story Heinlein attempts to answer that question with a bit of hand-waving by talking about how events are “free” from within the timeline, but bootsttraps from a higher dimensional viewpoint.

By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein

In other words, All of the events take place on time loops, but there is no change in what happens each time through the loop.

When the NPR commission of x came along 16 years later, it gave me a chance bootsttaps take Bootstraps out of mothballs.

When he pulled himself together he was halfway down the passageway leading away from the hall. Very interesting short story, and one of the first to properly make use of time travel paradoxes in which a character meets himself.