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There aren't any yet, as of June 3, 1400 Pacific time. Who will be the first? I'll have one after I've read the book but with slow shipping that will be a week or more.

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Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:58 pm
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I'll probably get mine around the time that you get yours. Very much looking forward to it. :-) I'll post my review on my own blog primarily, although I'll probably copy it here too.

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I'm up to Chapter 24 of the ibooks version, the dead tree's version won't get here until the weekend.

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I'm not seeing very much publicity on Vol 2. I remember when Vol 1 came out, Tor's blog site had a lot of discussion (remember Jo Walton's criticism and Bill P's responses?) The only thing I see on Tor's site for Vol 2 is a simple mention that the book is in release.


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Here's a big piece from the .

It's mostly a criticism of Heinlein, rather than the book. He does make some of the same points as critics of v. I - too "official biography"-like, too worshipful of subject; the url even has "hagiography" in it. The usual error about Heinlein, that his fiction reflected his real-life "beliefs"; the reviewer even wonders how to reconcile ST with SISASL with MIAHM, but misses the point...

But its publication in New Republic it should be great for stirring up interest.

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Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:06 am
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Addendum: I see Steve Sailer posted some comments on the New Republic review. I would give some very good odds that Sailer will eventually post something about v. II (he's now at )

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It is *funny* to watch people try to force a cookie-cutter onto Heinlein's work, or (worse) Heinlein himself. I've become an unbeliever in cookie cutters (labels) for human beings anyway, but Heinlein breaks preconceptions the way a two-year-old breaks toys.

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