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Thought I'd get in early on the fun. Ms. Deb Houdek Rule, who Bill has known for about eight years now, and who the author was kind enough to nod his kingly head in her direction in the Acknowledgements, would Like it Known that her name for formal purposes is "Debra", not "Deborah".


Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:28 pm
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OK -- here's a good place to dump this before I forget it. In the bio (Vol. 1) I took Forry Ackerman's testimony that he met Heinlein a few weeks before "Life-Line" came out as indicating that Heinlein joined LASFS in the summer of 1939, but Heinlein's letter of congratulations to the LASFS on moving into their new clubhouse says he joined in December 1938 or January 1939, and that 4SJ at that meeting announced that Unknown would be coming on the stands within a few weeks (i.e., the March 1939 issue showed up on newstands in February 1939).

I find it hard to reconcile these two accounts, as the natural explanation -- that he did not meet 4e until they met accidentally at Shep's Shop (i.e., six or seven months after seeing him at LASFS) -- is quite unlikely, given the small size of LASFS at that time.


Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:28 pm
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I am tempted to comment on the sample pages on Google Books, but I think it would be wiser to wait for the hardcopy...

I believe Google's copy may be derived from an advance reading copy, possibly uncorrected. One clue: the author's name is misspelled on the cover.


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