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A seldom seen autobiographical note by RAH 
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Bill Mullins wrote:
And was this in fact his first piece of fiction after the war? (Sorry, Jim G., I don't have a copy of your book handy right now.)

It appears to be, yes - written about March 1946. Bill might know some crafty subtleties about other works started in the same era.

The complete NHOL is online on the web site, along with other simplified lists, whenever you need the basic data.

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James Gifford wrote:
The complete NHOL is online on the web site, along with other simplified lists, whenever you need the basic data.


This seems a good opportunity to thank you for putting this very useful information at our fingertips. I find myself referring to it often. (I liked the book, too.)

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Bill hasn't responded to this, but I for one am shocked that a book published in 1952 mentions Leslyn, after the hell she put him through.

My answer for this is that this was obviously written around the time of Rocketship Galileo, perhaps as an autobio for the flyleaf, and then it was printed considerably later in this book.

By 1952, there is no way on the Green Hills of Earth that a) he would have mentioned Leslyn publicly and b) left out Ginny.


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JamesGifford wrote:
Nice find, and one I really should assign a NHOL number.

Bill, were you aware of this? It rings a faint bell as something once mentioned but I'd certainly lost the note.

I think this thread must have come on while my internet was down, for I just saw it.

Yes, theres a whole exchange of correspondence leading up to this, so I was aware of it -- it was part of the promotion for RSG when it came out.


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beamjockey wrote:
Thomas Voter? I thought it had scratchboards by Clifford Geary. Maybe I've only seen later editions.

Nope, nobody really cared for the Voter cover, which is why they got Clifford Geary for Space Cadet.

I used the information you guys developed there -- thanks very much -- to revise the endnote for this item in the Nonfiction volumes of the Virginia Edition:

In May 1946, Ruth Clement Hoyer, the editor of
Young Wings magazine, a publication of the Junior Library Guild,
solicited an article from Heinlein, probably in conjunction with
the contract he had just signed for Scribner's to bring out his
first juvenile, eventually to be titled Rocket Ship Galileo.
Heinlein replied that he could not spare the time to do a
formal article, since he was on deadline, "but will take your
invitation to write a letter about self for Young Wings." After
the text-for-publication, Heinlein concludes: "I am delighted to
be working for an outfit which has Mrs. Roosevelt as one of its
editors -- we admire her very much."
This letter-article appeared in the January 1948 issue of
Young Wings and was reprinted in 1952 in Writing Books for Boys
and Girls ed. by Helen Ferris (Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co.).


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BillMullins wrote:
And while we're on the subject of uncataloged works by RAH, Handbook of Technical Communication by John Mitchell (1962) states in the preface:
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the author wishes to acknowledge a debt to the following, who have releasesd copyrighted material or made positive contributions: . . . Robert A. Heinlein


There is nothing from Heinlein obviously quoted in the book, but I've only scanned it, and not read it thoroughly. I'll attempt to do so someday. Any idea why Mitchell wanted to acknowledge Heinlein?

No idea -- there was no note of any mitchell from 1955 to 1964 in my notes from the correspondence -- which may only mean my radar didnt twitch.


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