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Image:rolling_stones.JPG front cover of the rolling stones by robert a. ...

The Rolling Stones (also published under the name Space Family Stone in the United Kingdom) is a 1952 science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Robert A. Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most influential authors in the science fiction genre. ...

This is a story about a family of "Loonies" (i.e., Lunar citizens with a sense of humor) who buy a used spaceship and go sightseeing around the solar system. The twin teenaged boys, Castor and Pollux, buy used bicycles and hope to sell their cargo at a profit. Their sister sings on their radio show in the asteroids. Their kid brother Buster has the highest IQ of the whole family, and no one but granny Hazel can keep him in line. A Martian flat cat named Fuzzy Britches, born pregnant and producing a soothing vibration (compare tribbles), makes more trouble and more money than anyone thought possible. Then Buster and Hazel get lost in the Asteroid Belt, and Hazel almost dies before they are rescued by the twins. A condensed version of the novel had been published earlier in Boy's Life under the title "Tramp Space Ship." June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... In Robert Heinleins science fiction novel The Rolling Stones, flatcats are a species of emotional symbiotes native to Mars, with very adaptive metabolisms. ... Tribbles Tribbles are small, soft, gentle fictional animals in the Star Trek universe whose cute appearance and soothing purring endears them to every sentient race which encounters them—with two notable exceptions: Klingons and Vulcans. ...


Connections to Other Heinlein Works

This book makes reference to Hazel Stone as an influential figure in the Lunar Revolution. Fourteen years later, Heinlein published The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, which tells the story of that revolution, including the small but vital role that Hazel played as a child. Hazel also reappears in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a 1966 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a lunar penal colonys revolt against rule from Earth. ... Book cover The Cat Who Walks Through Walls is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1985. ...


Castor and Pollux reappear briefly in The Number of the Beast. Book cover The Number of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1980 (ISBN 0-44-913070-3). ...


The British rock group The Rolling Stones did not take their name from Heinlein's book. They named themselves after a Muddy Waters song, after at least two other bands had considered and then discarded the name. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Rolling Stones (disambiguation) The Rolling Stones in 1964 The Rolling Stones are a British rock and roll band who rose to prominence during the mid-1960s. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983) is better known as Muddy Waters. ...


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The Rolling Stones - Free Encyclopedia (3275 words)
The Rolling Stones are a British rock band who rose to prominence during the mid-1960s.
By this time punk rock had become highly influential in pop circles, and the Stones were increasingly criticized as being decadent, aging millionaires, their music was considered by many to be either stagnant or irrelevant.
The Rolling Stones were awarded a Grammy for lifetime achievement in 1986 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
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