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A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters? 
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Post A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
The Heinlein Wikipedia article (you there, stop snickering!) claims that Friday has "suggestions of connection to The Puppet Masters." There is no explicit citation for this.

Does anyone know what it might be? I've read both books multiple times, but can't place any connection.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Heinlein#Later_work.2C_1980.E2.80.931987

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Both are written in English? I'm drawing a total blank.

Happy personal anniversary day, though!

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Post Re: A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
Other than that the Old Man is redolent of Kettle Belly?


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I've always wondered if Kettle Belly (the "Gulf" version) is based in part on any Heinlein acquaintance(s). He reminds me of a cross between Hassan-i Sabbah (head of the Assassins) and William Donovan.

As for the "connection," "after all, it's Wikipedia." :(

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Post Re: A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
JamesGifford wrote:
Both are written in English? I'm drawing a total blank.

Happy personal anniversary day, though!


Thanks, Jim!

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PeterScott wrote:
Other than that the Old Man is redolent of Kettle Belly?

Duh. I'd forgotten that.

I feel like a special-case Alzheimer's victim when I run into the eroded fringes of my RAH-fu.


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Post Re: A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
PeterScott wrote:
Other than that the Old Man is redolent of Kettle Belly?


The old man in Friday *is* Kettle Belly, many years later.

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Post Re: A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
sakeneko wrote:
PeterScott wrote:
Other than that the Old Man is redolent of Kettle Belly?


The old man in Friday *is* Kettle Belly, many years later.


We're talking about the PM "Old Man" rather than the Friday "Old Man" version of Kettle Belly...

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Post Re: A Connection Between Friday and Puppet Masters?
Right. "Kettle Belly" Baldwin is shared between "Gulf" and Friday, and IIRC there are some inconsistencies. The old man in Puppet Masters is unrelated.

However, just to be cranky and continue the confusion, I maintain that Doc Marlowe was Lazarus.


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