The Door Into Summer

by Robert A. Heinlein
Reviewed date: 2009 Jul 21
Rating: 2
159 pages
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The Door Into Summer is a standard Heinlein story. The main character, Daniel Boone Davis, is Heinlein's typical hero: he's an inventor with a mean streak of libertarianism. When his partners swindle him out of his business, Davis opts for a thirty year cold sleep. He wakes up in the year 2000 to discover that he is penniless--and worse, he wishes he could go back to 1970.

Which he does, having conveniently run into a professor who has just invented time travel.

Back in 1970, he swindles his ex-partners out of the money they swindled him out of, then takes another cold sleep, waking up just in time to marry his ex-partner's 11-year-old stepdaughter--who is now conveniently of age.

It's a decent book, but it has time travel, so I docked it a whole point just for that.

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