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''For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs'' is a science fiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, written in 1938 but published for the first time in 2003. Heinlein admirer and science fiction author SpiderRobinson entitled his introductory essay "RAH DNA", as he believes this first, unpublished novel formed the DNA of Heinlein's philosophy.

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''For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs'' is a science fiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, written in 1938 but published for the first time in 2003. Heinlein admirer and science fiction author SpiderRobinson Creator/SpiderRobinson entitled his introductory essay "RAH DNA", as he believes this first, unpublished novel formed the DNA of Heinlein's philosophy.


* OldShame: Heinlein shelved the book rather quickly and never attempted to get it published. Not only did many of his views change, but it's really just a collection of political essays held together by a thin ExcusePlot.

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* OldShame: Heinlein shelved the book rather quickly and never attempted stopped attempting to get it published. Not only did many of his views change, but it's really just a collection of political essays held together by a thin ExcusePlot.

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* OldShame: Heinlein shelved the book rather quickly and never attempted to get it published. Not only did many of his views change, but it's really just a collection of political essays held together by a thin ExcusePlot.

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* RescueRomance: Diana saves Nelson from freezing to death when he wakes up in the future.


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Perry Nelson, a normal 1939 engineer, is driving his automobile when he has a blowout, skids over a cliff, and wakes up in the year 2086. Though he was apparently killed in the summer, he re-appears in extremely cold snow, nearly dies again by freezing, and is saved by a fur-clad woman named Diana. The exact circumstances of his being killed and reborn after a century and half are never explained.

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Perry Nelson, a normal 1939 engineer, is driving his automobile when he has a blowout, skids over a cliff, and wakes up in the year 2086. Though he was apparently killed in the summer, he re-appears in extremely cold snow, nearly dies again by freezing, and is saved by a fur-clad woman named Diana. The exact circumstances of his being killed and reborn after a century and half are [[ExcusePlot never explained.
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''For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs'' is a science fiction novel by RobertAHeinlein, written in 1938 but published for the first time in 2003. Heinlein admirer and science fiction author SpiderRobinson entitled his introductory essay "RAH DNA", as he believes this first, unpublished novel formed the DNA of Heinlein's philosophy.

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''For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs'' is a science fiction novel by RobertAHeinlein, Creator/RobertAHeinlein, written in 1938 but published for the first time in 2003. Heinlein admirer and science fiction author SpiderRobinson entitled his introductory essay "RAH DNA", as he believes this first, unpublished novel formed the DNA of Heinlein's philosophy.

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* ExcusePlot: Heinlein seems to put very little thought into ''how'' Nelson gets to the future. The point of the book is to explain the future society he ends up in.

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