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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:57 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Kittyclaws View Post
Wait wait! Spider's been writing about the craziness for years!

And still does:

Heinlein was Robinson's hero and mentor and collaborator on "Variable Star," expanding and finishing a partial RAH manuscript discovered a few years ago.

I am not a big Spider Robinson fan. He is a mediocre at best Sci Fi writer who frankly, is living off his friendship with Heinlein. It is panifully obvious in "Variable Star" when Heinlein leaves off and Robinson begins.
I think Heinlein is one of the great Sci Fi Writers but I do not like the "Cult" that has formed around him. Heinlein was a great writer, but not a infallible source of truth. His accpetence of Social Darwinism is an example of where he was fallible.
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