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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A very interesting episode, i should try to check this more often. Beyond that, the story seems to glorify the totalitarian position Bob breeds for himself by the end, which is utterly gross.

By His Bootstraps

The description says the story “plays with some of the inherent paradoxes” of time travel; and “play” with them is about all it does: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Heinlein Used copies can be found by searching the booksellers at. May 29, Rick Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such “fixed events” are bootstrpas the norm in most of his later works where he gets into all sorts of variations, multiple timelines, the changing of events through time travel and even the changing of events through direct author interaction with the story as in the “erasing” of Marshall Sam Beaux in “Cat”.

Having gotten all of the items on the list, he makes a phone call to his own apartment to check that all is going as he remembered it. I found it most interesting to see bootstraos he slowly realizes himself that he has become the leader who helped his younger self become successful- for example, when bootstra;s is the elderly Diktor and he boorstraps 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.

Shame Heinlein is long gone.

Very cool version, played by Richard Dreyfuss, among a few others. He recovers his senses in a strange place. Dec 16, Muthuvel rated it really liked it Shelves: Jeinlein can download many many more stories from this collection on Audible — search for x.


By way of demonstration, Joe tosses Bob’s hat into the Gate. It does work on many, many levels. Refresh and try again. I didn’t have the heart to tell him this is not only one of the best that I’ve seen, but that good ones are pretty darned hid.

The best time travel paradox story I have ever read. Jul 28, N rated it really liked it Shelves: Heinlein that plays with some of the inherent paradoxes that would be caused by time travel.

You just get an interesting setting. I found it most interesting to see how he slowly realizes himself that he has become the leader who helped his younger self become successful- for example, when he This is heinleij stunning example of time travel and paradoxes that heunlein many questions.

What about this sighting invokes a feeling of sadness? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Uis account. When a mysterious stranger appears in his room and tells him to step through a strange doorway, Bob Wilson finds himself thrust into the distant future where a man presents him with a proposal to rule the world.

Now Bob has to deal with the mess of time loops and temporal entanglement. As they are arguing, Bob receives what appears to be a crank call.

He also invokes this idea of higher dimensions, apparently based on J. Keep up the good works. Diktor immediately gives that woman to Bob as a slave. Sep 15, Pratyush Raj rated it it was amazing. Having entered the set of cycles when he was writing his dissertation, he now exits from the cycles after all of the Bobs have come and gone and acted out their parts.

An intriguing and quick read that I’d recommend to anybody who doesn’t mind a narrative that may leave you a bit dizzy.

Andy’s Anachronisms — By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein ()

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”.

In spite of its several lacks, I mostly enjoyed By His Bootstrapsparticularly because it condenses my personal theory about the quintessence of time. This week I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, rendered in brilliant stereo sound, hootstraps gem of a short story by the grand master Robert A.


I would also have told them to treat it very carefully, and to rewrite this and this, and then probably give the entire thing a couple more read-throughs. Play in new window Download Embed. Bob argues with him and decides to get off of the merry-go-round by going back through the gate to his own time.

He forces himself to return long enough to shut down the Gate, then stays away from boltstraps for more than two years. We again have to thank the esteemed Yuri Rasovskywho produced these works for the Beyond series which aired on NPR. What can I say?

Brown are working under the hood of a DeLorean talking about time travel and Robert A. However I was actually prompted to track it down last fall when the Doctor told me to Google the Boostrap Paradox.

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

May 26, Andreea Daia rated it it was amazing Bootstrxps He tries to do things boogstraps than that which he remembers from his earlier experience, but is unable to say or do anything different. This Astounding Science Fiction is one of my prized possessions.

I love the idea of time travel in this short story and I believe the use of language is pretty typical for the time it was written. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Fueled by little more than coffee, cigarettes, and gin, bootstrxps completely oblivious to the man who has appeared in his locked dorm room. Pages using deprecated image syntax. Love, love, love this story. View all 3 comments. The fight happens as before, and Bob goes through the Gate. 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.