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Author:  BillMullins [ Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:17 am ]
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Several reviews have been mentioned in threads of their own. May I suggest further reviews be linked in a single thread, as there will likely be many of them starting this week.

Cory Doctorow -- preliminary notes

Cory Doctorow -- Heinlein's biography as a history of SF

Author:  RobertJames [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:54 pm ]
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This is by far the best review I've seen so far, in that it actually engages with the book, instead of simply summarizing, or missing the point entirely.

Author:  BillMullins [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:37 am ]
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The book got a mention on Instapundit today.

Author:  beamjockey [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:26 pm ]
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A review by Martin Morse Wooster, at National Review Online:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/250773/heinlein-s-conservatism-martin-morse-wooster

Author:  JamesGifford [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:40 pm ]
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beamjockey wrote:
A review by Martin Morse Wooster, at National Review Online:

Excellent sales pitch to a niche probably not well covered by other reviews and publicity, but very short - almost content-free other than a (somewhat smug and multiply reiterated) claim that Heinlein was obviously a big-C Conservative.

All publicity and that, though... :)

Author:  DavidWrightSr [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:49 pm ]
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beamjockey wrote:
A review by Martin Morse Wooster, at National Review Online:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/250773/heinlein-s-conservatism-martin-morse-wooster

IMHO, not really much new there. Could have been paraphrased from any of the earlier available sketchy biographies. It seems to illustrate to me how most people simply cannot reconcile that a person can have both liberal and conservative beliefs at the same time.

Author:  BillPatterson [ Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:59 am ]
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DavidWrightSr wrote:
beamjockey wrote:
A review by Martin Morse Wooster, at National Review Online:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/250773/heinlein-s-conservatism-martin-morse-wooster

IMHO, not really much new there. Could have been paraphrased from any of the earlier available sketchy biographies. It seems to illustrate to me how most people simply cannot reconcile that a person can have both liberal and conservative beliefs at the same time.

It's actually a little difficult for me to recognize any results from the discussion MMW and I had at the booksigning table; I was trying to get across the idea that since Heinlein was not on the left-right political spectrum at all, any view that tries to place him in one or the other is probably illusory. It's just fortunate for me that the view he went into (and came out of) the writing of that review with, was favorable to the book. The comment by Taral Wayne MacDonald (a Canadian, btw) was particularly perverse.

Author:  TinaBlack [ Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:36 am ]
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Fred Pohl liked it!

http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/

If anyone knows his books, it's Fred. Here he tells just what he liked about the biography.

Author:  BillPatterson [ Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:45 pm ]
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A rather substantial, but also rather odd review in my local paper, the LA time:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... 9356.story

Author:  JackKelly [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:36 am ]
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BillPatterson wrote:
A rather substantial, but also rather odd review in my local paper, the LA time:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... 9356.story


Well, at least he seems to have actually read it!

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