The sound of Robert A. Heinlein’s voice
Filed under: Commentary
Something has been bothering me. It’s been bothering me for years actually.
One commenter, a long time ago, brought it to my attention, wondered if there was a recording of Robert A. Heinlein’s voice out there, somewhere.
I’m thinking Heinlein on tape is just incredibly rare.
I actually have a lot of H.G. Wells’ voice on audio. Why do we have so little Heinlein?
I’ve heard a couple of very brief clips of Heinlein speaking, but honestly they are really just pathetic.
Apparently, Heinlein did commentary during the Apollo 11 landing. I can’t find that online.
Here’s all the online audio of Heinlein that I know about so far:
Robert Heinlein comments on the political motives behind his stories. |Zipped WAV File|
13 Seconds of Robert A. Heinlein speaking about the Apollo 11 moon landing. |Zipped WAV File|
Two sentences of Robert A. Heinlein on Stranger In A Strange Land |FLASH|
Here’s a YouTube biography of RAH (set to the tune of Battlefield 1942):
And while we wait for your replies, (my flimsy excuse), I present the Battlefield 2 intro sequence:
Satellite coming down in 3, 2, 1…
Check out this wonderful video a 1949 group interview from the set of Destination Moon! Robert A. Heinlein is there, on set, as he served as a technical adviser.
Heinlein appears at about 5 minutes into Part 1. He reappears again, briefly, at the end of Part 3.
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