History Creator / RobertAHeinlein

28th Jan '16 5:19:45 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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Heinlein's protagonists are typically geniuses, often with perfect memory and a love for mathematics. They have held opinions covering most of the political spectrum, to the point where the oft-made argument "Heinlein's heroes all have his political opinions!" needs to account for the fact that the sum total of "political opinions held by Heinlein protagonists" includes many mutually contradictory ideas. For that matter, Heinlein himself expounded the merits of wildly different political opinions; several of his earliest books were essentially guided tours through a couple of (non-Marxist) anarcho-socialist [[MarySueTopia future paradises]] -- though these paradises also valued sexual freedom and the right to bear arms. He would later write of a yet another such (alien) paradise in his famous AuthorTract ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' -- and he would reference this paradise throughout much of his future work.
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Heinlein's protagonists are typically geniuses, often with perfect memory and a love for mathematics. They have held opinions covering most of the political spectrum, to the point where the oft-made argument "Heinlein's heroes all have his political opinions!" needs to account for the fact that the sum total of "political opinions held by Heinlein protagonists" includes many mutually contradictory ideas. For that matter, Heinlein himself expounded the merits of wildly different political opinions; several of his earliest books were essentially guided tours through a couple of (non-Marxist) anarcho-socialist anarcho-libertarian [[MarySueTopia future paradises]] -- though these paradises also valued sexual freedom and the right to bear arms. He would later write of a yet another such (alien) paradise in his famous AuthorTract ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'' -- and he would reference this paradise throughout much of his future work.

Heinlein's approach to female characterization is [[ValuesDissonance sometimes controversial.]] While his female characters are a reasonably varied lot, they tend to have a few things in common: [[MenActWomenAre The men spend a lot of time explaining things to them.]] They [[NeverASelfMadeWoman rarely end the story un-paired with a man]], sometimes even expressing a fear of lesbianism. [[NeverASelfMadeWoman And they often see motherhood as their highest goal.]] Many stories feature underage (barely teenage) girls "bundling" with far older men. It should be considered, however, that [[FairForItsDay at the time he wrote most of his novels]] an actively dominant female character was an extreme rarity.
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Heinlein's approach to female characterization is [[ValuesDissonance sometimes controversial.]] While his female characters are a reasonably varied lot, they tend to have a few things in common: [[MenActWomenAre The men spend a lot of time explaining things to them.]] They [[NeverASelfMadeWoman rarely end the story un-paired with a man]], sometimes even expressing a fear of lesbianism. [[NeverASelfMadeWoman And and they often see motherhood as their highest goal.]] Many stories feature underage (barely teenage) girls "bundling" with far older men. It should be considered, however, that [[FairForItsDay at the time he wrote most of his novels]] an actively dominant female character was an extreme rarity. rarity, not to mention that his female characters usually tend to be [[GuileHero guile]] [[ActionGirl action girls]].
10th Jan '16 4:36:06 AM Arivne
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Flat Cats is not a work by Heinlein, and The Man Who Was Too Lazy To Fail is a chapter in ''Time Enough For Love''.
* ''Literature/FlatCats''

* ''Literature/TheManWhoWasTooLazyToFail''
10th Jan '16 4:26:01 AM Arivne
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Changed short storys' work name emphasis from italics to quotes.
* ''Literature/JerryWasAMan''
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* ''Literature/JerryWasAMan''"Literature/JerryWasAMan"

* ''Literature/TheLongWatch''
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* ''Literature/TheLongWatch''"Literature/TheLongWatch"

* ''Literature/TheMenaceFromEarth'' * ''Literature/{{Misfit}}''
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* ''Literature/TheMenaceFromEarth'' "Literature/TheMenaceFromEarth" * ''Literature/{{Misfit}}''"Literature/{{Misfit}}"

* ''Literature/SpaceJockey''
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* ''Literature/SpaceJockey''"Literature/SpaceJockey"
10th Jan '16 4:12:45 AM Arivne
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* ''Literature/TheUnpleasantProfessionOfJonathanHoag''
15th Dec '15 9:38:27 PM Nohbody
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Widely considered one of the most influential and iconic writers of SciFi and SpeculativeFiction of the Twentieth Century. He is counted as one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with ArthurCClarke and Creator/IsaacAsimov. Often the standard to which other {{science fiction}} writers are compared, although he caught considerable flak for some of his [[WriterOnBoard recurring philosophical and political themes.]] His works range from space adventure Young Adult novels to political manifestos, and generally score towards the "hard" side of MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness.
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Widely considered one of the most influential and iconic writers of SciFi and SpeculativeFiction of the Twentieth Century. He is counted as one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke and Creator/IsaacAsimov. Often the standard to which other {{science fiction}} writers are compared, although he caught considerable flak for some of his [[WriterOnBoard recurring philosophical and political themes.]] His works range from space adventure Young Adult novels to political manifestos, and generally score towards the "hard" side of MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness.
14th Dec '15 1:34:30 PM FF32
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Widely considered one of the most influential and iconic writers of SciFi and SpeculativeFiction of the Twentieth Century. He is counted as one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with ArthurCClarke and Creator/IsaacAsimov. Often the standard to which other {{science fiction}} writers are compared, although he caught considerable flak for some of his [[AuthorOnBoard recurring philosophical and political themes.]] His works range from space adventure Young Adult novels to political manifestos, and generally score towards the "hard" side of MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness.
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Widely considered one of the most influential and iconic writers of SciFi and SpeculativeFiction of the Twentieth Century. He is counted as one of the "Big Three" of ScienceFiction along with ArthurCClarke and Creator/IsaacAsimov. Often the standard to which other {{science fiction}} writers are compared, although he caught considerable flak for some of his [[AuthorOnBoard [[WriterOnBoard recurring philosophical and political themes.]] His works range from space adventure Young Adult novels to political manifestos, and generally score towards the "hard" side of MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness.
18th Nov '15 4:10:08 AM Sullivan
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* ArtificialIntelligence (''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'', ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', and their sequels)
25th Aug '15 8:39:05 AM Tdarcos
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* Andrew Jackson "Pinky" (later "Slipstick") Libby, a mathematical genius (and lost Howard Family member), who was clumsy and socially awkward in his youth, and turned out to have the genetic disorder Kleinfelter's Syndrome.
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* Andrew Jackson "Pinky" (later "Slipstick") Libby, a mathematical genius (and lost Howard Family member), who was clumsy and socially awkward in his youth, and turned out to have the genetic disorder [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klinefelter_syndrome Kleinfelter's Syndrome. Syndrome]].
3rd Jul '15 10:56:40 AM Nohbody
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irrelevant to the entry
* War and the government it creates (''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', frequently considered one of the best military novels ever written.) Also notable for being significantly different, both in tone and plot, from its film version, also called ''StarshipTroopers.''
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* War and the government it creates (''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', frequently considered one of the best military novels ever written.) Also notable for being significantly different, both in tone and plot, from its film version, also called ''StarshipTroopers.'')
29th Jun '15 7:15:36 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* War and the government it creates (''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', frequently considered one of the best military novels ever written)
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* War and the government it creates (''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', frequently considered one of the best military novels ever written)written.) Also notable for being significantly different, both in tone and plot, from its film version, also called ''StarshipTroopers.''
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