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Is Heinlein Becoming Irrelevant?

Despite his influence on other SF writers, the Heinlein fanbase is greying. This article makes an interesting argument about RAH’s political and social views being so out of step with today’s views that he’s turning off younger readers.

“When an emerging science-fiction writer’s work earns him comparisons to Robert A. Heinlein,” Dave Itzkoff begins a 2006 New York Times review, “should he take them as a compliment?”

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Posted in Books & Authors January 16th, 2008 by Chip
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