The Number of the Beast

The Number of the Beast
Publication date:1979.10
Genre:Science fiction novel
Series:World as Myth
Lazarus Long
Preceded by:The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
Followed by:Friday
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“The Number of the Beast” is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, published in the magazine “Omni” 1979 October, November. The first (paperback) edition featured a cover and interior illustrations by Richard M. Powers.


When two male and two female supremely sensual, unspeakably cerebral humans find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies—and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller coaster ride of adventure and danger, ecstasy and peril.

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