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What made me a serious Heinlein 
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Welcome, Robert! Browse around here; feel free to resurrect old threads (I am constantly reminded that the permanence of our discussions is what sets us above Facebook...). I am just south of you in BC; no oil dividend for us though!


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Thank you very much Peter, I will!

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I have an introduction story similar to Jack Kelly. Sitting on my butt on my parent's couch, enjoying a summer vacation as an aimless teenager. My older brother comes up to me, hands me an open book, and says "Read this."
"Sure, Chris. Whatever."
"Read. This story. NOW."

So I did. And it was a Future History compilation, open to Black Pits, monument date 8/11/84 in my edition (Not '65). Which was of course, that day's date. My brother had noticed, waited, sprung the trap. And I was hooked. Chris and I wore the cover off that book.


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welcome to the group sandie ! did ya ever thank your brother ? :)


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Welcome, Sandy!

It was one of the juvies that hooked me, as I recall, after I was thoroughly weirded out by Stranger in a Strange Land -- at fourteen years of age. <wry grin> Fortunately after I grew up, I reread Stranger and loved it, although The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is definitely my favorite of Heinlein's work, with Friday and several short stories vying for second place.

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Welcome Sandy! You're among kindred spirits :-)


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Welcome! You are among kindred spirits.


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Thank you, Peter.

I have been reading various threads on the forum for most of the weekend, which should show you exactly how interesting my 'real' life is. I hope I in some way measure up to what I have read thus far.


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