OPUS 002, Life-Line

OPUS 002, Life-Line
OPUS 002
LIFE-LINE
 
OPUS Number
002
Box Number
003
Title
Life-Line
Category
Manuscript
Type
Short story
Dates, approximate
written March-April 1939
Pages
46
Description
File contains letter from RAH to illustrator, thanking him. Typewritten manuscript has minimal hand-edits. Includes publication in Astounding.
Publication
Astounding Science-Fiction in August 1939 then reprinted in The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950); The Past Through Tomorrow (1967), The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (1966), and Expanded Universe (1980)].  Other Anthology appearances:  First Flight (ed. Damon Knight, Lancer, 1963); Tales of Science Fiction (ed. Brian N. Ball, Hamilton, 1964); A Robert Heinlein Omnibus (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1966); Futures Conditional (ed. Robert Theobald, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972); The Best of Robert Heinlein (ed. Angus Wells, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1966); The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) (ed. Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg, DAW, 1979); First Voyages (ed. Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, Avon, 1981); Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction (ed. Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, Bonanza/Crown, 1983).
Cross References
Characters
Baird
Bidwell
Ed and Betty Hartley
Hoskins
Hugo Pinero
Rogers
Roy
Shepard
Albert M. Swanson
Luke Timons
Dr. Van Rhein-Smitt
Weems
Wenzell
John Cabot Winthrop III
Files
 
Original File Name
00000051_OPUS2.pdf
Notes
Future History
Heinlein’s first published science fiction short story
Referenced in:
“Methuselah’s Children”
“To Sail Beyond the Sunset”
“Number of the Beast”