American science fiction writer. Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for for Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Starship Troopers, and Double Star.
Main-belt asteroid 6312 Robheinlein (1990 RH4) and the Heinlein crater on Mars are named in his honor.
Real Name: Robert Anson Heinlein
Pseudonyms: Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York