The Heritage of Heinlein

The Heritage of Heinlein

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Robert A. Heinlein is generally recognized as the most important American science fiction writer of the 20th century. This is the first detailed critical examination of his entire career. It is not a biography--that is being done in a two-volume work by William Patterson. Instead, this book looks at each piece of fiction (and a few pieces of sf-related nonfiction) that Heinlein wrote, chronologically by date of publication, in order to consider what each contributes to his overall accomplishment. The aim is to be fair, to look clearly at the strengths and weaknesses of the writings that have inspired generations of readers and writers.When the sabotage occurred, he had momentary doubts about continuing the project; now as he readies the rocket for a manual landing on the Moon, ... This may be one of Rocket Ship Galileoa#39;s most effective bits of propaganda. ... they discover that the Moon was once inhabited and Morrie blurts out, a€œThey [the dead Lunarians] did it themselves. ... in charge of the hydroponic tanks, later being commended for introducing the growth of pansies into his crop to use for table decoration.

Title:The Heritage of Heinlein
Author: Thomas D. Clareson, Joe Sanders
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-01-13

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