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Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 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.
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)
- 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.