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Most here probably already know that The Washington Post's Michael Dirda reviewed Bill's biography in .


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Both Dirda and have compared Learning Curve to Julie Phillips' biography of James Tiptree Jr. and found it lacking in literary quality. I dunno, the excerpts I read on Google Books looked fine to me. I guess I'm not familiar with what critics are expecting from biographies as a genre.

One wonders if Dirda cribbed the comparison to the Tiptree book from Walton.


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The Tiptree bio was worth reading, but hardly thorough. There was so much basic research that just simply wasn't done.


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Interesting review, I guess you can't like or admire someone and also write about him..

Interesting. :lol:


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Amazon emailed me this morning that my 3 copies are on their way. Bill, how do we get those bookplates? :D

This is all very exciting to me. Not only is Heinlein getting wider discussion than at any time in decades (aside from the splash that the Centennial created in 2007), but our own Bill is getting well deserved recognition in national media. Very cool! Much more to come, I hope.


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