My Object All Sublime

Publication date:1942.02
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:Lost Legacy
Followed by:Goldfish Bowl
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“My Object All Sublime” is a science fiction short story written by Robert Anson Heinlein, originally printed under the pen name Lyle Monroe, in the February 1942 issue of “Future” magazine.

The title is taken from Gilbert and Sullivan’sThe Mikado:

“My object all sublime I shall achieve in time—
To let the punishment fit the crime”


The story follows an invisible man through his adventures.