• Born date: 1907-07-07
  • Born in: Butler, Missouri
  • Death date: 1988-05-08
  • Death in: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (/ˈhaɪnlaɪn/ HYN-lyn; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time.