Robert A. Heinlein
Born: July 7, 1907
Died: May 8, 1988
Occupation: Writer, novelist, essayist, screenwriter
Biography: Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the dean of science fiction writers, he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.