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Archive for the 'Robert A. Heinlein' Category

For Us, The Living: A Book Review

by @ Sunday, July 22nd, 2007. Filed under Book Reviews, Books, Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Heinlein qualifies as one of my favorite authors of all time, and certainly my favorite science fiction author. Part of the reason for that is the quality of his writing and depth of his characters — you can’t get any deeper and more complex than Lazarus Long, a man who cannot die — [...]

More On Robert Heinlein At 100

by @ Tuesday, July 10th, 2007. Filed under Books, Robert A. Heinlein

In this month’s Reason, Brian Doherty looks at Robert Heinlein from all the angles.
As a soldier as epitomized in Starship Troopers:
In the 1950s, he viewed Soviet communism as a threat to individualism that needed to be combated by nearly any means necessary. (A draft, which he regarded as slavery under any circumstances, was not one [...]

Robert Heinlein At 100

by @ Friday, July 6th, 2007. Filed under Books, Robert A. Heinlein

One of my favorite science fiction writers, Robert Anson Heinlein, would have turned 100 years old this week:
When Robert A. Heinlein opened his Colorado Springs newspaper on April 5, 1958, he read a full-page ad demanding that the Eisenhower administration stop testing nuclear weapons. The science-fiction author was flabbergasted.
He called for the formation of [...]

Milestones

by @ Thursday, July 7th, 2005. Filed under Books, Robert A. Heinlein

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein, one of my favorite authors and one of the most prolific science fiction writers of all time.

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