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R.I.P., A.F.H. 
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Thanks for the reply, James. I'm not sure where I fit in your spectrum, though. I am old and have read a lot of what's been printed about Heinlein, but I often find things on this forum that are new to me, so I'm sort of a newbie and sort of not. I tried Facebook for a short while, using it for it's described purpose of staying in touch with friends and family. Turns out I'm not that interested in what my grand nephews and nieces are posting and don't really have anything to say to people I went to high school with forty years ago. I read a.f.h for a number of years (I made a few of those posts you saw there this past month) but can't argue that it's going if not yet completely dead. And I was often frustrated with the inane and childish bickering I saw there so I skimmed it rather than followed it closely. I generally enjoy what I see on this forum and find it more than adult enough for me and certainly more sophisticated. But it seems like the number of people actively involved is very small. It probably is enough Heinlein discussion for me, to be honest, but the idea of two hundred fresh voices sounds interesting. I know, though, that quantity does not equal quality, which is why I asked.

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It's an open group so you can read, but not post, without joining.

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Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:32 pm
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After I hit the button I saw that James and "Oscar" had made addditional posts.

To sum up, James's description of the Heinlein Forum on FB is generally accurate. I've enjoyed some of the discussion, but quite a bit is of the "speakeasy" variety; politics and such. This forum is certainly better for deeper discussions of directly RAH-related matters.

For whatever reason there has been a surge of interest, activity and new memebers on the FB Forum recently. I will take it upon myself to make sure that they are aware this forum is available as well.

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The FB discussion is shallow, but there's enough of it to be entertaining. Fills a different niche.


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Thanks, guys. Maybe I should take a look, since I don't have to rejoin Facebook to do so. Is this the page we're talking about?

I just gave it a quick scan and must admit the "sequel" to The Cat Who Walks Through Walls made me chuckle.

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