Heinlein Readers Group – Index to Discussion Logs

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Discussion Logs

Updated 03-17-2008

Selected Topical Excerpts From Archives

 

02-21-2008 Stranger In A Strange Land – Part I
01-10-2008 Heinlein’s Women
11-01-2007 Heinlein’s Aliens
08-02-2007 Horror In Heinlein
06-14-2007 The Door Into Summer
05-10-2007 Time Enough For Love – Part 2
04-05-2007 Time Enough For Love – Part 1
03-08-2007 Glory Road & The World As Myth – Thursday
02-24-2007 Glory Road – No Saturday Meeting
02-22-2007 Glory Road – Thursday
01-13-2007 Rocket Ship Galileo – No Saturday Meeting
01-11-2007 Rocket Ship Galileo – Thursday
12-09-2006 Heinlein/Robinson Variable Star – No Saturday Meeting
12-07-2006 Heinlein/Robinson Variable Star – Thursday
07-30-2005 The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag – Saturday
07-28-2005 The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag – Thursday
06-25-2005 Nature in Heinlein – Saturday
06-23-2005 Nature in Heinlein – Thursday
Post 05-28-2005 Beware The Stobor – Robots? in Heinlein – A.F.H. Followup Postings
05-28-2005 Beware The Stobor – Robots? in Heinlein – Saturday
05-26-2005 Beware The Stobor – Robots? in Heinlein – Thursday
03-26-2005 Least Favorite Heinlein – Saturday
03-24-2005 Least Favorite Heinlein – Thursday
02-26-2005 Word Mastery (and More on Love) by the Grandmaster – Saturday
02-24-2005 Word Mastery (and More on Love) by the Grandmaster – Thursday
01-08-2005 Glory Road and the Most Mammoth Hoax in History – Saturday
01-06-2005 Glory Road and the Most Mammoth Hoax in History – Thursday
07-10-2004 Heinlein and Private Space Travel – Saturday
07-08-2004 Heinlein and Private Space Travel – Thursday
06-19-2004 Humor In Heinlein – Saturday
06-17-2004 Humor In Heinlein – Thursday
06-05-2004 Warm Body Democracy – Saturday
06-03-2004 Warm Body Democracy – Thursday
01-24-2004 For Us, The Living – Saturday
 01-22-2004 For Us, The Living – Thursday
 12-06-2003 Genetic Selection in Heinlein – Saturday
 12-04-2003 Genetic Selection in Heinlein – Thursday
10-25-2003 Time Travel vs. Free Will; is there really a conflict? – Saturday
10-23-2003 Time Travel vs. Free Will; is there really a conflict? – Thursday
09-20-2003 Heinlein’s Heroines – Saturday
09-18-2003 Heinlein’s Heroines – Thursday
07-26-2003 Heinlein’s Non-Fiction – Saturday
07-24-2003 Heinlein’s Non-Fiction – Saturday
03-22-2003 The Gulf-Friday Universe – Saturday
03-20-2003 The Gulf-Friday Universe – Thursday
01-25-2003 Remembering Ginny Heinlein – Saturday
01-23-2003 Remembering Ginny Heinlein – Thursday
01-11-2003 How to Teach The Juveniles – Between Planets – Saturday
01-09-2003 How to Teach The Juveniles – Between Planets – Thursday
12-14-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Red Planet – Saturday
12-12-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Red Planet – Thursday
11-16-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Space Cadet – Saturday
11-14-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Space Cadet – Thursday
10-12-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Saturday
10-10-2002 How to Teach The Juveniles – Thursday
06-22-2002 Travel – Saturday
06-20-2002 Travel – Thursday
06-08-2002 I Will Fear No Evil – Saturday
06-06-2002 I Will Fear No Evil – Thursday
05-23-2002 Discussing Topics & Miscellaneous – Thursday
05-11-2002 Glory Road – Saturday
05-09-2002 Glory Road – Thursday
04-20-2002 The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
03-21-2002 Guest Author – Robert Crais
03-09-2002 Another Robert’s Mysteries – Robert Crais – Saturday
03-07-2002 Another Robert’s Mysteries – Robert Crais – Thursday
02-23-2002 Is you is, or is you ain’t SF – Saturday
02-21-2002 Is you is, or is you ain’t SF – Thursday
02-09-2002 Heinlein’s Mysteries – Saturday
02-07-2002 Heinlein’s Mysteries – Thursday
01-26-2002 The Evolution of Presentation – Saturday
01-24-2002 The Evolution of Presentation – Thursday
12-01-2001 Pretty Boys in Heinlein – Saturday
11-29-2001 Pretty Boys in Heinlein – Thursday
11-10-2001 Governments in Heinlein – Saturday
11-08-2001 Governments in Heinlein – Thursday
10-27-2001 Martians – Saturday
10-25-2001 Martians – Thursday
10-11-2001 No Topic – Planning Session
09-29-2001 Heinlein and Racism – Saturday
09-27-2001 Heinlein and Racism – Thursday
09-15-2001 Pioneering In Heinlein – The Final Frontier – Saturday
09-13-2001 Pioneering In Heinlein – The Final Frontier – Thursday
08-18-2001 Back To The Future History – Saturday
08-16-2001 Back To The Future History – Thursday
08-04-2001 Spies, Sneaks and Finks – Saturday
08-02-2001 Spies, Sneaks and Finks – Thursday
06-23-2001 Heinlein’s Aliens – Saturday
06-21-2001 Heinlein’s Aliens – Thursday
06-09-2001 The Future World of 2001 – Saturday
06-07-2001 The Future World of 2001 – Thursday
05-26-2001 Humor-Its place and purpose in Heinlein’s Writings – Saturday
05-24-2001 Humor-Its place and purpose in Heinlein’s Writings – Thursday
05-12-2001 Guest Author: L. Neil Smith – Saturday
05-10-2001 Guest Author: L. Neil Smith – Thursday
04-28-2001 Teachers In Heinlein – Saturday
04-26-2001 Teachers In Heinlein – Thursday
04-14-2001 The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress – Saturday
04-12-2001 The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress – Thursday
03-29-2001 Guest Author – Joel Rosenberg – Thursday
03-21-2001 Guest Author – Joel Rosenberg – Saturday
03-17-2001 Compare/Contrast Don Harvey (BP)/Juan Rico (ST) – Saturday
03-15-2001 Compare/Contrast Don Harvey (BP)/Juan Rico (ST) – Thursday
03-03-2001 Mysticism In Heinlein – Saturday
03-01-2001 Mysticism In Heinlein – Thursday
02-17-2001 The Worlds of Number of the Beast – Saturday
02-15-2001 The Worlds of Number of the Beast – Thursday
02-03-2001 Heinlein’s Villains – Saturday
02-01-2001 Heinlein’s Villains – Thursday
01-20-2001 The Claustrophic Tragedies
They, All You Zombies and By His Bootstraps – Saturday
01-18-2001 The Claustrophic Tragedies
They, All You Zombies and By His Bootstraps – Thursday
12-09-2000 Take Back Your Government – Saturday
12-07-2000 Take Back Your Government – Thursday
11-29-2000 Take Back Your Government – Saturday
11-11-2000 Women In Heinlein – Saturday
11-09-2000 Women In Heinlein – Thursday
10-28-2000 Time Enough For Love #4 – Saturday
10-26-2000 Time Enough For Love #3  – Thursday
10-14-2000 Time Enough For Love #2 – Saturday
10-12-2000 Time Enough For Love #1 – Thursday
09-30-2000 Orphans Of The Sky – Saturday
09-28-2000 Orphans Of The Sky – Thursday
09-16-2000 Methuselah’s Children – Saturday
09-14-2000 Methuselah’s Children – Thursday
09-02-2000 Coventry & Misfit – Saturday
08-31-2000 Coventry & Misfit – Thursday
08-19-2000 The Heinlein Society – Saturday
08-17-2000 The Heinlein Society – Thursday
08-05-2000 If This Goes on…,Stories Never Written and Logic of Empire Empire” – Saturday
08-03-2000 If This Goes on…,Stories Never Written and Logic of Empire – Thursday
07-20-2000 Gulf – Thursday
07-08-2000 93rd Birthday Celebration – Saturday
07-06-2000 93rd Birthday Celebration – Thursday
06-24-2000 Ordeal in Space, Green Hills of Earth & Searchlight – Saturday
06-22-2000 Ordeal in Space, Green Hills of Earth & Searchlight – Thursday
06-10-2000 Black Pits of Luna, It’s Great To Be Back & –We Also Walk Dogs – Saturday
06-08-2000 Black Pits of Luna, It’s Great To Be Back & –We Also Walk Dogs – Thursday
05-27-2000 The Long Watch and Gentlemen, Be Seated -Saturday
05-25-2000 The Long Watch and Gentlemen, Be Seated – Thursday
05-13-2000 Delilah And The Space Rigger & Space Jockey – Saturday
05-11-2000 Delilah And The Space Rigger & Space Jockey – Thursday
04-29-2000 The Man Who Sold The Moon & Requiem – Saturday
04-27-2000 The Man Who Sold The Moon & Requiem – Thursday
04-21-2000 Notice Of Upcoming Meeting on alt.fan.heinlein
04-15-2000 Guest Author – Poul Anderson – Saturday
04-13-2000 Guest Author – Poul Anderson – Thursday
03-18-2000 Life-Line & Let There Be Light -Saturday
03-16-2000 Life-Line & Let There Be Light – Thursday
03-04-2000 Podkayne of Mars + Future Topics – Saturday
03-02-2000 Podkayne of Mars + Future Topics – Thursday
02-17-2000 Have Space Suit — Will Travel
02-03-2000 Citizen of the Galaxy
12-09-1999 Heinlein’s ‘juvenile’ novels Tunnel in the Sky (’55) and Time for the Stars (’56)
10-30-1999 … high grading from the past and for the future …
Space Cadet & Red Planet  – Saturday
10-28-1999 … high grading from the past and for the future …
Space Cadet & Red Planet – Thursday
04-21-1999 Guest Authors – Joe Haldeman, Jerry Pournelle & Larry Niven
03-16-1999 Are You a Coward – Glory Road

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