Publisher: Ace Books
Heinlein, award-winning maestro of the SF world, surpasses himself in this, his most powerful novel. And there is time enough indeed for love, as Lazerus Long’s lifespan covers 23 centuries. He is “the senior” – the oldest man alive in the Galactic Year 2053 – the man who is forever young.
And Heinlein traces his fantastic life – or lives – through many marvelous identities: from Lazarus Long who lead the first great exodus from Earth to Aaron Sheffield, interstellar star-ship captain, through to Ted Bronson, the time-traveler, catapulted through time back to Earth in 1916.
Lazarus Long is so in love with life that he simply refuses to die. Born in the early 1900s, he lives through multiple centuries. Time Enough for Love is his lovingly detailed account of his journey through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds.
Using the voice of Lazarus, Heinlein expounds his own philosophies, including his radical (for 1946) ideas on sexual freedom. His use of slang, technical jargon, sharp wit, and clever understatement lend this story a texture and authority that seems the very tone of things to come.