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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May 29, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: Awaking after a day and a half, he meets with the man again who explains that they are 30, years in the future.

Heinlein’s By His Bootstraps

A must-read for those with a love of time travel. If you are both willing to move years through time and declare yourself unsure of potential paradoxes, time traveling isn’t that big a burden.

Apr 14, Stephen Gutowski rated it it was amazing.

All in all, a great story making the best use of a common speculative fiction device that I’ve seen anywhere. T 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. Nor does he feel any reservations about trying to cut the person whom he knows as Diktor out of the process and keep things for himself. Fairly predictable, but it’s in terms of paradox.


A very interesting episode, i should try to check this more often.

If not, who is the other person on other side, who called Bob Wilson for the 4th time of the day? Beyond that, the story seems to glorify the totalitarian position Bob heinleih for himself by the end, which is utterly gross. He tries to do things differently than that which he remembers from his earlier experience, but is unable to say heinlin do anything different. It plays with some of the inherent paradoxes that would be caused by time travel.

If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help centerplease edit the question. It had been a feeling of sadness infinitely compounded which had flooded through him at the instant, a sense of tragedy, of grief insupportable and unescapable, of infinite weariness.

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

By His Bootstraps is another great story exploring the paradoxes of time travel. Jun 14, Y rated it liked it Shelves: Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. I had previously been vaguely aware of this story as a sci-fi time travel classic bootstrapx I needed hhis read.

The scene repeats with well-worn familiarity and he is left alone after the first Bob is knocked through the gate and the second Bob has left also.

By His Bootstraps

bootsyraps It was reprinted later under Robert Heinlein I believe. Heinlein to future generations of “Heinlein’s Children. This was Heinlein’s one use of close time travel By His Bootstraps is atypical for a Heinlein story, particularly in terms of having a weak and undesirable main character.

Jul 09, Kara rated it did not like it Shelves: It had not been fear of physical menace that had shaken his reason, nor the appearance of the creature-he could recall nothing of how it looked.


It explores the paradox heinlen finding yourself in another time — uh, ah, or something like that, forget it, hand me that wrench, Marty. Well worth your time if you I confess that I found this story slightly confusing, but that is the paradox of time travel. This is the second short story I read from Heinlein, being the first one “All you zombies” Thus he hopes to preempt Diktor’s influence, charting his own course instead. He decides to take matters into his own hands and goes through the gate once more.

Episode – Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps” – Radio Drama Revival

Bootstrraps experiences more shock when he realizes that this stranger is another copy of himself. Heinlein ‘s much shorter story “‘—All You Zombies—'” and enjoying it.

A somewhat older-looking, bearded man explains that he is 30, years in the future. I think some of the characters faults and his being a little dim were nootstraps required to make it work. He did not touch the controls or enter the hall for more than two years.

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