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Essay on Double Star 
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Post Essay on Double Star
By Connie Willis -- Link

I recently blathered about how characterization isn't Heinlein's strong suit. Lorenzo Smythe is a super counter-example.

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Heinlein COULD do excellent characterization, it just (still) wasn't his strong suit. I agree, most of the characters in DS are extremely well-wrought... but then, it's one of his novels primarily about people.

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Thanks for the link, Bill. Ms. Willis has done an excellent job of describing why Double Star is the non-juvenile book I recommend as a starting point to anyone who hasn't read Heinlein.

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