The Rolling Stones

Friday, March 11th, 2016

I recently read The Rolling Stones, one of Robert A. Heinlein's young adult novels. I am going to say it is a lot of fun to read. Following the misadventures of the twins, Castor and Pollux, as the Stone family takes an extended vacation in our solar system, visiting Mars ...

A Game of Voter ID

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

One of the things I like about writing a blog that covers Science Fiction, Fandom, and Politics is when I get to combine the elements into a single post. Thank you George R. R. Martin for making my day. Martin, the author of A Game of Thorns, has dished out quite ...

Starship Troopers Revamp

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Over on io9, they have an article on upcoming SF movie reboots (and “why they might not suck”, their words, not mine). There are a couple of films listed that I definitely want to talk about. The first is the badly needed redo of RAH’s Starship Troopers. For those who ...

Beyond This Horizon

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein is an intriguing look at a futuristic Utopia, or more like a semi-Utopia. This is one of Heinlein’s early novels, first published in two parts in Astounding Science Fiction in 1942. The novel feels, and reads, more like two stories woven together to make ...

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress is an interesting discourse on politics and revolution. Heinlein paints an interesting saga of a revolt on the moon against the Terran authorities who control all aspects of the lives of those living on the lunar colonies. It won the Hugo Award for Best ...

Starship Troopers vs. Forever War

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

This year being the Centennial marking the birth of Robert A. Heinlein, a lot of renewed interest in his works has been sparked. While attending Convergence (this was opposite the Heinlein Centennial Celebration taking place in St. Louis) there was a discussion on his works and Starship Troopers was brought ...

Centenial of Robert A. Heinlein’s Birth

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Like many longtime SF fans my age, I grew up on the writings of Robert A. Heinlein. Saturday marks the Centennial Anniversary of Heinlein's birth. A lot of people I know will be at one or another SF Convention (I'll be at convergence) taking place this weekend, including ...

Tunnel In The Sky, by Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

This year is the Centennial of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein. As such, I have been going through a phase of reading and rereading a number of his works, so I thought I would share some of them with you. Tunnel In The Sky is the story of survival ...

First Heinlein Novel to be Published

Monday, July 21st, 2003

Over on Locus Magazine Online, there is a short blurb about For Us, The Living, the FIRST novel written by Robert A. Heinlein, all copies having thought to have been lost or destroyed, has been located and sold at auction by Heinlein's estate to Scribner's and Pocket Books.