Heinlein in Reflection: Robert A. Heinlein in the 21st Century by Christopher G. Nuttall - PDF free download eBook
Robert Anson Heinlein was the Grandmaster of Science-Fiction, originator or populariser of many of the science-fiction tropes...
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Details of Heinlein in Reflection: Robert A. Heinlein in the 21st Century
- Exact title of the book
- 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)
- January 28th 2019
- File size (in PDF)
- 1056 kB
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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 ...