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Baen has reissued The Rolling Stones. Mr. Patterson has done a nice intro, available at http://www.webscription.net/chapters/1416591494/1416591494___0.htm


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Excellent!

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*Cool*! I loved that book. I have an old paperback, but am tempted to go buy the new one just to encourage Baen to keep doing things like this. ;-)

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sakeneko wrote:
*Cool*! I loved that book. I have an old paperback, but am tempted to go buy the new one just to encourage Baen to keep doing things like this. ;-)

Please do! Your reasoning is impeccable. Better yet, write to Toni Weiskopf saying how that introduction added to your enjoyment! Actually the production on these new trade paperback editions is fairly nice.

I think they've got a Puppet Masters coming out in a couple of months, too.


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Which one?

There are, what, 3 versions of that in print?


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Rolling Stones is one of the first Heinlein books I read to my boys when they were young enough to be read too. Can't stop the indoctrination too young, you know! They still reference it and my older son has read it 4 times on his own.

I picked up a hb reprint of Puppet Masters (one of two books I remember keeping me up at night because I was afraid to go to sleep; the other was Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home); it turned out to be the "uncut" version. I've been reading Heinlein over and over since I was 11, so...40 years now and can spot the changes nearly immediately, but the changes in Puppet Master are fairly blatant, and I actually like them better.

I'm not sure the uncut version of Stranger was an improvement, except, of course, the scene with Ben in the Nest.


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It's odd... when I got that the first time, I was pretty sure I could spot every single edit while reading it.

I can't so much anymore...

I did the same thing with Robert Silverberg's The World Inside; the middle eight of which I read in a late 70's pulp before moving to Florida: found the hardcover some years ago, read through it, got to chapter 8 or 9, and *bang*, I knew every word that was coming. 30 years later. The mind is a wonderful thing...


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Great intro. :D I will go out and but a copy just for that.


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Baylink wrote:
Which one?

There are, what, 3 versions of that in print?

I think Baen is bringing out the full manuscript version published by Ballantine/Del Rey in the 1990's


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An informative and fun introduction! I've added a link to it in my review of The Rolling Stones.

Baen has been doing good work with their classic-SF reprints.

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