Friday AS JOYOUS TO READ AS IT IS PROVOCATIVE Friday is all woman She is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero in addition she is loving oh yes and tender and very very female Los Ang

  • Title: Friday
  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • ISBN: 9780808522003
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • AS JOYOUS TO READ AS IT IS PROVOCATIVE Friday is all woman She is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero in addition she is loving oh, yes and tender and very, very female Los Angeles TimesFriday is a secret courier She is employed by a man known to her only as Boss Operating from and over a near future Earth, where chaos is the AS JOYOUS TO READ AS IT IS PROVOCATIVE Friday is all woman She is as strong and resourceful and decisive as any Heinlein hero in addition she is loving oh, yes and tender and very, very female Los Angeles TimesFriday is a secret courier She is employed by a man known to her only as Boss Operating from and over a near future Earth, where chaos is the happy norm, she finds herself on assignment at Boss s seemingly whimsical behest From New Zealand to Canada, from one to another of the new states of America s disunion, she keeps her balance nimbly with quick, expeditious solutions to one calamity and scrape after another.Not since Valentine Michael Smith, hero of the bestselling Stranger in a Strange Land, has Robert Heinlein created a captivating protagonist Friday proves once again why Robert Heinlein s novels have sold than 50 million copies, have won countless awards, and have earned him the title of Grand Master of Science Fiction FRIDAY IS A SUPERBEING Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world of chaotic ferocity and intrigue, she can think better and make love better than any of the normal people around her The New York Times Book Review

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  • Robert A. Heinlein

    Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel length science fiction in the modern, mass market era.


  • Robert Anson Heinlein…shame on you, sir. W…T…everwomanhating…F were you thinking when you wrote this drivel? Friday is, in my irritated opinion, the most offensive and childishly ridiculous female protagonist since Russ Meyer and Roger Corman teamed up to co-direct Planet of the Nympho Bimbos Part II: Attack of the Soapy Breast Monsters.** ** Not a real film, so don’t bother searching for it. Pardon my soap boxing, but this is a despicable pile of misogynistic shit that should have be [...]

  • Two months before the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner was released, Robert A. Heinlein first published Friday.Blade Runner was the film adaption of Philip K. Dicks’ 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? but Heinlein may also have been influenced by PKD, in that Friday concerns the creation of “enhanced” humans.Both works also feature and highlight a strong female lead character. Friday for Heinlein and Priss in Blade Runner have created in speculative fiction an archetypal fe [...]

  • The first few pages had me thinking "Wow, when the old goat isn't preaching his agenda of communal polygamist living and actually TELLS A STORY, he makes you remember how good he is at it!" Then he promptly settles in for about 100 pages of agenda and leaves most of the potential that this character had to fizzle. Even though Friday is just another incarnation of Heinlein's typical horny-bimbo-with-a-Ph.D. dream girl (and there's nothing wrong with that), her artificial person status, ninja-like [...]

  • I read this book several times as a teenager, because it had sex scenes. I may still have a thing for short-haired women in high-collared jumpsuits. (May. I don't actually know, since that doesn't exist.)So I dug it back then, even though I realized at the time that it had both storytelling and philosophical problems. But now I'm 40, and this book is terrible.It has zero plot, first of all. Just no plot at all. It's, like, here's a superspy and she has a bunch of sex, and that's it. Which you ca [...]

  • Not as good as Saturday._________________________________The most memorable passage in Friday occurs on page 1. I quote it here in full:This book is dedicated to Ann, Anne, Barbie, Betsy, Bubbles, Carolyn, Catherine, Dian, Diane, Eleanor, Elinor, Gay, Jeanne, Joan, Judy-Lynn, Karen, Kathleen, Marilyn, Nichelle, Patricia, Pepper, Polly, Roberta, Tamea, Rebel, Ursula, Verna, Vivian, Vonda, Yumiko, and always – semper toujours! – to Ginny. R.A.H.Ever since reading the book in 1982, I have wonde [...]

  • Heinlein's age really shows in this one. The most noticeable things about Heinlein's later works are his twin obsessions with free love and breakfast. This book features several pointless sexual encounters and equally pointless detailed descriptions of breakfasts. While the sexuality can come off a bit "creepy old dude" the breakfasts are entertaining, well described slices of an old man's true joys extrapolated into his story. I really would only recommend this one for those with previous Heinl [...]

  • This book is an old friend of mine. I originally picked it up after seeing the cover art and reading the description in Michael Whelan's "Worlds of Wonder" - a book of his art. It was the first Heinlein I'd read.When I first read this book, Friday was among the first female action heroines I'd run across. She was smart. She was sexy (er almost to excess), she was tough, and, I thought, still feminine. Subsequent readings dimmed that a bit. Friday is a good attempt to create a believable female c [...]

  • For my entire adult life, and a bit back before becoming an adult, I have walked to the “Science Fiction” section of the book store and seen this book lurking there. The cover with the unzipped jumpsuit, “Ooh, silly me, is that my right breast?” has always vaguely piqued my attention, but never quite enough to inspire me to actually purchase the thing. There are, after all, Boris Vellejo covers not too far away, and those are going to draw my eye and empty my wallet faster when I’m loo [...]

  • I am naming this an all time favorite as it is Heinleins own response to all those misguided self-righteous 'literary critics' and college lit professors who needed a scapegoat in popular fiction for a twenty year period of time.There are reviews here at that obviously have been written by those readers so tainted by the 'legend' of Heinlein and his misanthropic misogyny, jingoism, and racism that they fail to recognize or can only grudgingly admit there is much more else to RH and the knocks o [...]

  • (written 5-05)Yyyyyyeah! Loved it. Heinlein sure knows how to write a good story, even if his female characters are always bi-curious sex maniacs in favor of free love with multiple partners. For an artificial person, Friday seems pretty damn human. I liked the mystery in the plot and just how bad-ass she was."I did not offer to pay the Hunters. There are human people who have very little but are rich in dignity and self-respect. Their hospitality is not for sale, nor is their charity." 178"A re [...]

  • A friend of mine slipped me this soft cover at my book club. He thought I would enjoy it. He was right.While the exploits of our genetically-engineered superhuman in love, sex and war are fun to read about, Heinlein's futuristic milieu's are always the front runner. The world is broken and the worst of the extremes have begun vying for power. What side would you rather be on? The fascist socialists who kill anyone with a savings account or the theocracy hell bent on removing rights from everyone [...]

  • I admit it. I'm a Heinlein junkie. I'm not sure if there is a rehab or a self-help group out there for me, but even if there was one, I'm not sure if I would even want to go to it. It's Heinlein after all! I've read everything from his lesser-known earlier works like "Orphans in the Sky", to his Juveniles like "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", to his Lazarus Long series, even is famous "Stranger in a Strange Land", to even his non-fiction work. And although I love them all, I must say, that Friday [...]

  • Not my favorite Heinlein book, and not his best, but certainly not the worst. After The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, much of his works started becoming a little redundant in their characterizations ('good' women are always super smart and sexy and love to fuck, 'good' men are always brave and strong, both have frontier ideals and want a free society of people just like them who all fuck each other without jealousy and live in group marriages) and a little slower in their plot machinations (they spe [...]

  • I read "Friday" many years ago, and only because I forgot to send back the monthly card for the book club I was in and this was a default selection! Yet it stays in a level of memory that is easily retrievable. The main character, Friday, is the kind of heroine that always captures me--strong, resourceful, brave--the kind of woman protagonist I strive to create in my own books. The thing that continues to amaze me is how prophetic it is, considering it was published in 1982. The world is a diffe [...]

  • Heinlein, in his later years was a major perv.I had first read this many years ago, and remember it as an adventurous romp about a Balkanized Earth (and beyond) featuring plenty of sexytimes starring his nympho-with-a-brain super agent. I remembered Friday as being a kind of female James Bond. What I couldn't remember was any specifics of the villains' plot, etc.After rereading, I know why that ise THERE ISN'T ONE.Starting with a ambush capture scene, the book seemed perfectly setup to deliver a [...]

  • Phenomenal story. The ending (view spoiler)[was a little weak for my taste, but it was otherwise consistent with the story. Just because I want all of the loose threads to tie together doesn't mean that they should, so while the ending was a bit of a letdown, it was completely appropriate for the story, so I guess it (hide spoiler)] was fine.I do not at all agree with some reviewers that would describe the book as misogynistic, or that Friday is merely a man with [boobs] (although I have not yet [...]

  • I read this in high school (the cover really helps these star ratings). If I were to reread this today (which I have no desire to do), I would give it 2 stars, mostly for the ending ((view spoiler)[which reduces the eponymous Friday to a barefoot-and-pregnant housewife of one of the men who raped her in the first chapter (hide spoiler)]).Addendum (11/22/11):Upon further reflection and in light of the comments below, I'm revising my rating to 2 stars: Get past chapter one and ignore the ending an [...]

  • Todo escritor de largo recorrido tiene una evolución y varias etapas. En Viernes nos encontramos a un Heinlein muy maduro, CON SUS TEMAS (más recurrentes, sus obsesiones) MARCA DE LA CASA LLEVADOS AL EXTREMO. Y AUNQUE NO ES LA MEJOR OBRA DE ÉSTE MAGNIFICO AUTOR, NO ES NI MUCHO MENOS MALA. ES UNA NOVELA ENTRETENIDA, POR MOMENTOS DIVERTIDA, ÁGIL, VARIOPINTA EN CUANTO A TEMÁTICA SE REFIERE (cómo en todas las obras del autor) y CON MÁS DE UNA LECTURA. Algo así cómo UNA OBRA DE AVENTURAS Y D [...]

  • Friday is an Artificial Person struggling with the demands of her job as courier for The Boss, her own feelings of isolation due to the attitudes of most people around her towards APs, and a world gone crazy. I had not read this book for years, so it all seemed new to me and I enjoyed it very much.I had to wait a long time for a reference to Robinson Crusoe, but it did finally show up with perfect timing when Friday was in Las Vegas. It was a bit of an AH-HA moment, since I am also reading about [...]

  • This is one of my all-time favorite Heinlein novels. Friday is a wonderful heroine - not one-dimensional, and so on.The world that Friday lives in was echoed slightly in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (another all-time favorite novel of mine). In Friday, the protagonist is an artificial person ("AP") with enhanced reflexes and intelligence. She is a highly trained courier: "it WILL get through."There is one rape scene which can set one off a bit, but I found it to be accurate to the story: in cont [...]

  • Asking me to pick my favorite Heinlein is like asking me to pick my favorite friend. My favorite changes depending on my feelings, my life at that moment, and probably a heap of things I don't even notice.I loved science fiction and fantasy from an early age, but the heroes I found were almost entirely male. Females were either supporting characters or props. Friday is tough, independent, brave, and makes things happen. She wrestles with insecurity, but it never keeps her from taking action. At [...]

  • In short, if you like Heinlein, you're going to like this book. Politics, some action, sex, intrigue, background world-building, and the need for the true leaders of humankind to push their boundaries feature prominently in this story. Friday is the story of a young woman who is a high level courier for the mysterious Boss. As is typical in Heinlein's novels, the storyline is much more about who Friday is and why she makes the choices she makes than about what she does or the people around her.F [...]

  • This episodic adventure story moves along at a pretty good clip, and was a fast read. In it, Robert A Heinlein liberally visits his favorite themes of description of government, free love, and breakfast. Friday is a strong character, female of gender and with darker skin than pictured on the cover. She also seems very much what RAH thinks the ideal female would be.I first read this as a "new" Heinlein novel, after having read Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and several of the "ju [...]

  • I love love love everything that Heinlein ever touched. There was a brief moment in the story when our dear Friday meets another of her own kind (no spoilers, I hope) and he disappears, convinced that she wouldn't want him if she knew what he washeartbreaking.Like in Farnham's Freehold, I got the sense that, without climbing up onto a pulpit, R. A. was demonstrating the prejudice which people inflict on each other (all the while being confident of the absolute rightness of their prejudices).It's [...]

  • Oh Mr. Heinlein, you are a flaming sexist, and crazy as a shithouse rat. But I love you anyway! I can't help it.Please read any Heinlein novel with your eyes WIDE open. His ego was huge and he liked to pretend he was every character in his books, including the females.

  • Originally published on my blog here in August 1998.Somewhat unusually for Heinlein's later work, Friday contains no characters shared with any other novel or short story. It's heroine, a girl named Friday, is a special courier; she carries the sort of messages that require skills associated with the likes of James Bond to get them through.The novel begins halfway through an assignment, with Friday recently landed from a flight to Nairobi and attempting to shake off following agents. She returns [...]

  • I had a review, but the browser ate it. In brief, late-period Heinlein about a secret agent who has unlikely erotic adventures while navigating a libertarian dsytopia. The plot exists mostly to just string together action and sex scenes, and while the bones of the setting are interesting, it doesn't match up to fleshed out details of Heinlein's better work. Oh brain eater, why do you have to hit my favorite authors?On the plus side, all characters are of legal age, and I don't recall any relativ [...]

  • Meh. Put this in the same category as the last third of Stranger in a Strange Land: the characters were delightful, the situations were interesting, but I just couldn't get my mind wrapped around a society where everyone has sex with everyone else with no consequences - no diseases, no jealousy, their lives just revolve around sex and babies. I'm too grown up for this shit.

  • I don't know if I'll ever get tired of reading Friday. Other than perhaps Minerva, I find Friday the most appealing female character Heinlein created. The plot is not as tight as many of his early novels, but still flows. The action is extremely well-written. The Heinlein avatar is particularly appealing in this book. It just has lots to recommend it.

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