Double Star

by Robert A. Heinlein

Many of Heinlein's fans consider the novels he wrote in the fifties amongst the author's strongest work; when he was at the peak of his talents. Double Star is considered by many to be the finest of his titles. Brian Aldiss called it his "most enjoyable novel."

Whether it is the simplicity of a lively tale, the complexity of the situation, or the depth of characterization, the book has developed a loyal following. It also won Heinlein his first Hugo.

The story revolves around Lawrence Smith-also known as "Lorenzo the Great"-a down-and-out actor wasting the remainder of his life in bars.

When he encounters a space-pilot who offers him a drink, before he knows what is going on, he is on Mars involved in a deep conspiracy with global consequences. He is given a mission where failure would not only mean his own death, it would almost certainly mean an all-out planetary war.

Year First Published:1956

Genres, Series & More

My Library

  • Got It?
  • Want It?
  • Read It?
Please Login
Coming Soon!

Purchase New*



Audiobook

My Must Reads


Paperback

Bookshop.org


Hardcover

Bookshop.org

Purchase Used*



Hardcover

Doubleday  1956


Paperback

SIGNET  1964


Paperback

SIGNET  1979


Paperback

Del Rey  1986


Paperback

Phoenix Pick  2015


Hardcover

Phoenix Pick  2015


Also by Robert A. Heinlein



Also from 1956


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!