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I'd concur. I don't think it represents Heinlein's philosophical thinking on any but trite levels; it's just taking a story gimmick and working it through to its logical conclusion - whoops, there goes the Sun, how sad, too bad... next story...

I find the prototypical Heinlein couple of the era lurking in the unlikely figures of Potiphar and Meade to be an amusing twist.


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I think they evolve into a prototypical couple - from a ditz having a mass-hysteria breakdown and a fussy little Hoag-like analyst into a real, swingin', pistol-packin' survival couple. They're not unlike the couple in Hoag by the end.


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