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Posted by mercutio 2004-10-21 16:45|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [344 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Robert Anson Heinlien is a writer who like Kipling has long been out of favor even if his audience was somewhat limited. But Heinlein was not the raving militarist or racist some think he was. He admited to being racist, in favor of the human race. Its just that his definition of Human ranged more on the productive versus parasitic members of the species
Posted by Cheaderhead 2004-10-21 10:38:21 PM||   2004-10-21 10:38:21 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Much of my world view as a youth evolved from what RAH had to say in such books as Starship Troopers or The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. It filled me with a sense of awe and wonder that he could place such compelling stories in a future so raw with change and dire, from our viewpoint, in political strife (think of the UN actually having the power to nuke us from orbit . . .).
Posted by Jame Retief  2004-10-21 11:22:38 PM||   2004-10-21 11:22:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Those were all from Time Enough for Love, weren't they?
Such a great book, but reading it is enough like getting pulled through a meat grinder that I can't do it very often.
Posted by Asedwich  2004-10-22 12:50:52 AM||   2004-10-22 12:50:52 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Read Pravada means truth.(Non fiction) That is the kind of state Kerry wants for you.
Read as much Heinlien as you can.(fiction)
It woke me up years ago and changed my political
outlook entirely.

Who need nukes when you got rocks?

Watch out for Libby Long.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2004-10-22 12:52:19 AM|| []  2004-10-22 12:52:19 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a masterpiece. Is there any other novel that illustrates and promotes the themes of the American Revolution so well?
Posted by Kalle (kafir forever) 2004-10-22 12:54:55 AM|| []  2004-10-22 12:54:55 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 TANSTAAFL remains at the core of my political principles. (And Tunnel in the Sky was just fun, particularly the bit about bringing a deck of cards with you as survival gear...)
Posted by eLarson 2004-10-22 1:17:28 AM|| []  2004-10-22 1:17:28 AM|| Front Page Top

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