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Since big chunks are now readable online . . . .

Hollywood producer William Dozier is mentioned a couple of times. I can't believe Bill P. would have given a list of credits that didn't include Batman (the 1960s TV show).


Mon May 05, 2014 5:49 pm
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I have pre-ordered the book (of course) and I read the first chapters on Amazon. Well done, but I get the feeling there's so much more in the background, a lot had to be cut...sometimes it's as if we're skimming the surface. I want more about what Heinlein was reading at the time, more of his opinions on people and news events of the day, more about influences on his writing. There seemed to be more of that in v. I. Of course, when the whole book comes out there may be more in the parts yet unread.

However, the sample here makes me think that it would be great to have all of Bill's material available somehow.

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I picked up vol 2 at my local bookstore late Sunday afternoon. I read about 50 pgs but I can tell I am going to enjoy it. Just wish I could tell Bill.


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BillMullins wrote:
Since big chunks are now readable online . . . .

Hollywood producer William Dozier is mentioned a couple of times. I can't believe Bill P. would have given a list of credits that didn't include Batman (the 1960s TV show).


What???


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Appendix II (Vol. 2) is a real scorcher!


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holmesiv wrote:
BillMullins wrote:
Since big chunks are now readable online . . . .

Hollywood producer William Dozier is mentioned a couple of times. I can't believe Bill P. would have given a list of credits that didn't include Batman (the 1960s TV show).


What???


Indeed. I was the original source for most of the information on CENTURY XXII, and I reminded Bill that Dozier went on to produce BATMAN. I don't have the text in front of me, and maybe this is in the notes, but Dozier's producing partner, Howie Horwitz, had a nephew who became an SF writer of note... Alan Dean Foster.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:51 pm
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A couple of negative comments, that if parsed carefully, might yield some errors to be corrected.

In fact, entering "Heinlein" into the blog's search box returns a good deal of negative commentary on the bio. DeLong doesn't appear to be a fan.


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Got my copy a few days ago, but I just had time to start reading it this evening. So far, a few pages into it, I'm really enjoying it. ;) I'll post something substantial about it when I've finished reading it, but I think that anybody who would hang out here or in any forum about Heinlein would want to read this book.

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Here is someone who "gets" what was trying to be accomplished by the biography.

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-Speculator/Robert-A-Heinlein-In-Dialogue-with-His-Century/ba-p/13078


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Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:53 pm
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:) :) :) :) :)

I was planning to blog about the biography, but I think that I'll just link to that one. If it doesn't say it all, it says everything that I would have most wanted to say, and I don't think that I could say it better or even as well.

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