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robert heinlein... one of the most prolific science fiction writers ever :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday
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the Robert A. Heinlein bibliography includes 32 novels, 59 short stories and 16 collections published during his life.


apparently there have been three nonfiction books and two poems which have been published posthumously

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday
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Like all late-era Heinlein, it's garbage.

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I'll have to take a gander, I need a new sci-fi author to latch on to since Weber is being super slow about another update to the Multiverse series :argh

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If you read him, don't read Stranger in a Strange Land or anything written after that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday
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I'll have to take a gander, I need a new sci-fi author to latch on to since Weber is being super slow about another update to the Multiverse series :argh


That's likely more the co-author's schedule than his. I was just delighted to see it continued after Linda Evans died.

OTOH, the next Honorverse is due out in Oct. I think. Hasten the day.

Who do you read and like?

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
If you read him, don't read Stranger in a Strange Land or anything written after that.


I had no problem with:

Podkayne of Mars

Glory Road

Farnham's Freehold

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Otherwise, agree.

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If you read him, don't read Stranger in a Strange Land or anything written after that.


hehehe... i started reading him long after stranger was written... so i read him backwards and forward 8-)

time enough for love and the past through tomorrow were probably my most favorite books... if i'm remembering correctly... and both were written after stranger ... sorry Father

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday
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Then you like book-length expositions of Heinlein's take on human sexuality, religion, and politics. Two out of three I find abhorrent, and I'm about 50/50 on the other.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Then you like book-length expositions of Heinlein's take on human sexuality, religion, and politics. Two out of three I find abhorrent, and I'm about 50/50 on the other.


More like I had no problem with that, and enjoyed GLORY ROAD more than the others.

From there on, I stopped reading. A sorrowful end to reading his work, from the days in which the juveniles and the Winston SF series, together, made me a SF fan.

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.


Yes, she is. I tried to catch the beginning of the occultation of nu Geminorum on Friday night through binoculars. So, I didn't have a telescope with a moon filter. The Moon, she was too bright.

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More like I had no problem with that, and enjoyed GLORY ROAD more than the others.

To be clear, the 50% of his politics I don't agree with I don't find abhorrent, by and large. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Starship Troopers both had considerable influence on my views at one time, and still contribute some.

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I'm not sure I knew of the Winston series as a series. I certainly recognize some of the titles, though I'm not sure I could give you the plots of any of them.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
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More like I had no problem with that, and enjoyed GLORY ROAD more than the others.

To be clear, the 50% of his politics I don't agree with I don't find abhorrent, by and large. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Starship Troopers both had considerable influence on my views at one time, and still contribute some.


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I'll have to take a gander, I need a new sci-fi author to latch on to since Weber is being super slow about another update to the Multiverse series


Have you read 'The Martian' by Andy Weir? It's a spectacular science fiction adventure narrative, if I have one complaint, it is the rather excessive use of profanity, but it's such an extremely well written and well-scripted story that it is easy to overlook. And it is a very, very funny book. It is a science fiction adventure comedy, I've never read another book quite like it. The book is much better than Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon.

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.


Yes, she is. I tried to catch the beginning of the occultation of nu Geminorum on Friday night through binoculars. So, I didn't have a telescope with a moon filter. The Moon, she was too bright.


You know that folks on here are going to blame me for that post.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
I'm not sure I knew of the Winston series as a series. I certainly recognize some of the titles, though I'm not sure I could give you the plots of any of them.



Heck, I own most of them (some signed, as you will guess), I think, with the great Alex Schomburg end papers that defined SF for me and I would have to take one down from the shelf to to that, generally.

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I'll have to take a gander, I need a new sci-fi author to latch on to since Weber is being super slow about another update to the Multiverse series


Have you read 'The Martian' by Andy Weir? It's a spectacular science fiction adventure narrative, if I have one complaint, it is the rather excessive use of profanity, but it's such an extremely well written and well-scripted story that it is easy to overlook. And it is a very, very funny book. It is a science fiction adventure comedy, I've never read another book quite like it. The book is much better than Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon.



It is pretty good. OTOH, the 18th book in the major Honorverse line is due out this fall. It's been a great trip. If Weir has legs, I'll follow him.

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If Weir has legs, I'll follow him.


I'm currently reading his second novel, Artemis. This one takes place not on Mars but on the moon, it's about a smuggler who gets caught up in a conspiracy for control of Artemis, a lunar colony.

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Doom wrote:
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If Weir has legs, I'll follow him.


I'm currently reading his second novel, Artemis. This one takes place not on Mars but on the moon, it's about a smuggler who gets caught up in a conspiracy for control of Artemis, a lunar colony.



Wondered what it was about.

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