"Wise old man"
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Author:  PeterScott [ Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:55 am ]
Post subject:  "Wise old man"

Heritage of Heinlein describes the analysis of Stranger by Algis Budrys and Heinlein's lengthy reaction to it. One riposte was to Budrys's comment about Heinlein always having a "wise old man." RAH replied that this was true, but he hoped that no one ever discovered the reason why, and that fortunately Budrys's guess was off by a mile.

Is this mystery solved, i.e., do we know Heinlein's reason? Did he ever reveal it or acknowledge someone guessed right?

Author:  sakeneko [ Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Wise old man"

If he did, I never heard about it. What *was* Budry's guess?

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