The Green Hills of Earth (short story collection)

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The Green Hills of Earth
First Edition cover
Author Robert A. Heinlein
Cover artist Hubert Rogers
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Shasta Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 256 pp
OCLC 1229091

The Green Hills of Earth is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1951, although it includes short stories published as early as 1941. The stories are part of Heinlein's Future History. The title story is the tale of an old space mariner reflecting upon his planet of birth. According to an acknowledgement at the beginning of the book, the phrase "the green hills of Earth" is derived from a C. L. Moore story.

The short stories included in the book The Green Hills of Earth are as follows, in the order they appear in the book.


Boucher and McComas described the collection as "an outstanding book," noting that the "slick" stories published in non-genre magazines included "classics in a new form."[1] P. Schuyler Miller noted that most of the contents were "simple stories of human reactions."[2]


  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, February 1952, p.105
  2. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, May 1952, p.159

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