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http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=3434

"Brin’s error matters to me personally because, as much as I am anything else, I am one of Heinlein’s children. I have closely studied his works and his life, and that study has shaped me. What I have given to the world through my advocacy of open source is directly tied back to what the Old Man taught me about liberty, transparency, and moral courage. And I am never more Heinlein’s child than when I advocate for an armed (and polite) society."

Brin's piece is at http://torforge.wordpress.com/2010/07/1 ... avid-brin/

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OK, what was Brin's error?


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"Alas, most of his novels reach a vigorous climax, concluding part one… and then peter out disappointingly in the last half, amid a morass of garrulous talk."

The above was the most incredible statement I found in the article. It sounds like it was written by someone who'd rather watch "Kill Bill" than "12 Angry Men". LOL


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Most Heinlein novels reach a radical change in the middle, most often a test of some kind that our hero fails. In the rest of the novel solutions must be found, character must grow.


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One must admit, I think, that Heinlein frequently had trouble with endings; one notable exception being Stranger, and there are others. I have always thought that. One of the more disappointing endings was Double Star, though I've seen opinion that it was one of his strongest.

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