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"a wonderful place to visit"

I'm back from the conference in New Hampshire, which was both productive and, to my surprise and delight, quite heavily snowed upon.

Just a couple of quick notes:

* sturgisinreason is a new syndicated LJ feed for my articles in Reason Magazine, once they graduate from the hard-copy version and are posted online.

* 2007 marks the centennial of the birth of the Grand Master himself, and one of my very favorite authors, Robert Heinlein.

Here are some very recent articles about this anniversary:
"Heinlein's Ghost" by Dwayne A. Day
"Robert Heinlein at One Hundred" by Ted Gioia

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

"All my life I've wanted to go to Earth. Not to live, of course - just to see it. As everybody knows, Terra is a wonderful place to visit but not to live. Not truly suited for human habitation."
- Robert A. Heinlein, Podkayne of Mars (1963)


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Apr. 9th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that lot - I've been a Heinlein fan for, ooh, pusing 30 years now.
Apr. 9th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! It's good to know you're a fellow Heinlein fan. :)
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Welcome back..........
glad you had a good time:)
Apr. 10th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome back..........
Thanks so much! :)
Apr. 10th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
Yay, Bob! A friend read "Strange in a Strange Land" recently, and we discussed it and decided that Heinlein is a bit of a Gary Stu. Let's see... old man with women at his beck and call, whose every utterance is the epitome of common sense, wit, and wisdom, who is rich, and who is a great writer. Hmmmmm... whose perfect existence could that be? *G*

But... still a great writer. He does make so much damn sense so much of the time. Oddly enough, I found that Julian May feels very similar to me in her writing - very down to earth, accepting of sex of all kinds, believing in the expansion and potential of the human race, believing everybody should know the basic skills of living, having a cranky but lovable and wise old man as a main protagonist, thoroughly rooting her AU's in science, and so on.

Some of my faves: "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", and the double book "Waldo and Magic, Inc.".

Sorry, I probably wrote all this before in your journal, but how often does one get to fangirl old Bob? *G*
Apr. 10th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Gary Stu - I love it! :)

It amazes me that he could do that sort of thing, and then also produce stories like Podkayne of Mars from an adolescent girl's point of view, and be so very compelling.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress definitely is a favorite of mine, as well! :)

how often does one get to fangirl old Bob? *G*

Well said! Not often enough, that's for sure. :)
Apr. 16th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
Bruce Coville's audio company has put out full-cast audio productions of Heinlein's THE STAR BEAST, THE ROLLING STONES, and HAVE SPACE SUIT, WILL TRAVEL:

Apr. 16th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: fyi
Oooh, thank you! Believe it or not, I have their versions of THE ROLLING STONES and HAVE SPACE SUIT, and both are wonderful! But for some reasont I hadn't realized that STAR BEAST is available, too. I am there! Thanks for the recommendation.
Apr. 16th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: fyi
Glad you already have and enjoyed some of the recordings, and that I could point out the missing one.
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