THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON

Written by Robert A. Heinlein

Novella

Status: In Development for Television

SYNOPSIS:

DD Harriman is a self-made millionaire, he married the love of his life and he has a baby on the way. However, he and his wife are living in a meager apartment.  Much to his family’s dismay DD has wagered his entire fortune on a dream. He wants to be the first to colonize another planet as a new home for humans and he is building a manned space ship. Destination: Moon. 

Initially, no one takes him seriously. DD is the laughing stock of the scientific and tech communities.  But when a large deposit of water is discovered on the moon, everyone realizes that Harriman is the only man positioned close to actually launching. World leaders and captains of industry desperately want what Harriman has, and will stop at nothing to take if from him.  Overnight, DD becomes the most wanted man on the planet, the one with the keys to leave. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) considered the "dean of science fiction” is one of the best-selling science fiction novelists of all time. Heinlein along with, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, are widely considered to be the "Big Three" of science fiction authors.

Heinlein is perhaps best known for his novels, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Heinlein was a guest commentator for Walter Cronkite during the Apollo 11 moon landing. He remarked during the landing that, "This is the greatest event in human history.”

Businessman and entrepreneur Elon Musk (Tesla, Space X) says that Heinlein's books have inspired his career.

"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."
-The New York Times Book Review
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
-The Wall Street Journal
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
-Stephen King