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Robert Anson Heinlein was the Grandmaster of Science-Fiction, originator or populariser of many of the science-fiction tropes...

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Heinlein in Reflection: Robert A. Heinlein in the 21st Century
Book author
Christopher G. Nuttall
Book edition
Kindle Edition
Number of pages
264 pages
ISBN (ASIN)
B07N79LQV1
Published
January 28th 2019
File size (in PDF)
1056 kB
Heinlein in Reflection: Robert A. Heinlein in the 21st Century

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Robert Anson Heinlein was the Grandmaster of Science-Fiction, originator or populariser of many of the science-fiction tropes we take for granted today. Heinlein laid the groundwork for countless authors to follow, combining his engineering knowledge and experience with a knowledge of humanity to open vast vistas for his readers. His popularity remains undiminished, even three decades after his death.

Heinlein remains one of the greatest science-fiction writers in history. But is Heinlein still relevant today? He could be - and still is, even by the standards of our time - very controversial.

In his later years, he pushed the limits as far as he could. His characters were freethinkers to a degree even we find alarming, discarding the chains of their societies in a manner that could be both heroic and dangerously unwise. His books - and Heinlein himself - have been accused of being fascist, or sexist, or racist, or thoroughly immoral.

Is Heinlein still a great mind? Or should he be forgotten like so many other writers of his time? In this collection of essays, science-fiction writer Christopher G.

Nuttall takes a fresh look at Heinlein’s books, assesses the accusations made against Heinlein’s work and concludes that yes, Heinlein is still relevant today ...