Author Birthdays: Heinlein, Eddings, McCullough

July 7th marks the birthday of authors Robert A. Heinlein, David Eddings, and David McCullough.

Robert A. Heinlein was an American author of science fiction and first winner of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. He still holds the record for winning the most Hugo Awards for Best Novel, awarded for Double Star, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and the Retro winner Farmer in the Sky.

Heinlein also had a few Hugo Best Novel short-listed books: Have Space Suit--Will Travel, Glory Road, Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long, Friday, and Job: A Comedy of Justice.

David Eddings was an American writer mostly known for his fantasy series. Many of these series, including The Dreamers, were co-written with his wife, Leigh.

Eddings also wrote some non-fantasy novels. Regina's Song, also written with his wife, is a fictional work about twins and their relationships. Booklist called it "a story of murder and revenge sporting supernatural overtones."

David McCullough is an American author and historian, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has also won the Pulitzer twice for his biographies of Harry S. Truman and John Adams. The HBO television series John Adams and the film Truman were both based on his books.

McCullough has also written non-biographies. His The Path Between The Seas : The Creation Of The Panama Canal, 1870-1914 won four awards in 1978. Library Journal noted that in it "McCullough's careful research and genius for narrative come brilliantly through."


My husband and I thought this mini-series was extremely well done and enjoyed it immensely.

David McCullough is an excellent biographer. Happy birthday to all the authors.

happy birthday to the authors!

Go authors!

Happy Birthday to Authors!

happy birthday

Wow that's a lot of Authors with birthdays on the same days.

Happy Birthday to a couple of great SF authors!

The continuing influence and importance of Heinlein can't be understated. Thanks for highlighting him!

Happy Birthday to them!

The John Adams miniseries(at least so far) is great!


Heinlein wrote some great books. Eddings did too. Great day for Speculative Fiction fans.

happy birthday to the authors!

I had no idea Starship Troopers was based on a story

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!