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Happy 100th to Heinlein!

Happy 100th birthday to the Grand Master himself, and one of my very favorite authors, Robert A. Heinlein. TANSTAAFL!

Recent articles:

* “'We must ride the lightning': Robert Heinlein and American spaceflight" by Dwayne A Day
* "In A Strange Land" by John J. Miller
* "Heinlein's Ghost" by Dwayne A. Day
* "Robert Heinlein at One Hundred" by Ted Gioia

For additional information:
The Heinlein Society
The Robert A. Heinlein Page
Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Website


And finally, I believe in my whole race—yellow, white, black, red, brown—in the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth—that we always make it just by the skin of our teeth—but that we will always make it, survive, endure.

I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching oversized braincase and the opposable thumb—this animal barely up from the apes—will endure, will endure longer than his home planet, will spread out to the other planets—to the stars and beyond—carrying with him his honesty, his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage, and his noble essential decency. This I believe with all my heart.


- Robert A. Heinlein

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
estellye
Jul. 7th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
What a stirring quote!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though? I'm glad you like it too.
mackiedockie
Jul. 8th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Great quote, indeed. I suppose I fell in love with Heinlein way back in grade school, when I read through the whole SF shelf at the library (it was a small library back then*g*) Green Hills of Earth, Podkayn of Mars, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Boy, howdy, was that an eye-opener back then! Heinlein may not have invented Vulcans, but he sure had IDIC down in the early sixties.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Heinlein may not have invented Vulcans, but he sure had IDIC down in the early sixties.

Well said indeed! :)
savagedoc45
Jul. 8th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
Present, arms!

http://www.usmemorialday.org/audio/taps.wav

Order, arms!

Carry on
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
*wild applause*
wellinghall
Jul. 8th, 2007 08:57 am (UTC)
Yay! He could certainly write good stories.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed!
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