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Legendary Science Fiction: Robert A. Heinlein

Vol. II

February 18, 1998 - November 19, 1999

On 19.11.99 at 22:22 from
Franziska Bernauer
(BernauerLoccum@aol.com / no homepage)

I wish I had known I'd find this page tonight. I would have thought about something very wise and important to say to you. On the other hand - what can you say about Heinlein that hasn't been said already?
When people ask me how I came to read science fiction, I say: "the usual way". There are people who don't know what I mean. Have they never been to a library as a kid? Or are there libraries that don't have at least one of the juveniles? (Ours had a few, and it was in a small German town.)

On 04.11.99 at 21:28 from
David Shelby
(Phonix28@hotmail / no homepage)

We think your books rock.
Roger Bodine
David Shelby

On 23.08.99 at 01:42 from
João Carreira
(http://www.JPCarreira@telepac.pt/ / http://www.telepac.pt/)


On 15.06.99 at 21:23 from
Fernando Rocha
(ffrocha@mail.telepac.pt / no homepage)

I'd like to say, like somebody else sometime ago, that i pitty that RAH wasn't a member of the Howard families himself, so he could still be writing today and for many years to come. He left his books, and he will live forever trough them. Muito obrigado, Mestre. ( "thank you, Master." In Portuguese...)

On 26.05.99 at 20:43 from
(mcguirez@swbell.com / no homepage)

There is no better than RAH Alot of my beliefs
and lifesyle are simmular to his books before
I started reading RAH about 20 or so years ago.
He just reinforced that.

On 24.05.99 at 17:18 from
(webmaster@strangerinastrageland.net / http://www.strangerinastrangeland.net)

Hello! Great to see this site!

On 07.03.99 at 21:51 from
(ga3ry@nni.com / no homepage)

Thank you for the memories, RAH was the Biggest influence on my out look of religous doctrine and people in general, followed only by Mark Twain. Many thanks to the librian who gave me that banned book(stranger in a strange land) a true man of vison.

On 06.03.99 at 09:02 from
j. lipsky
(byill@telusplanet.net / no homepage)

There is a fine, fine line
hein, heinlein
& all the rest
many may run,
& many may test, but
how many may pass,
with the best?

On 08.02.99 at 10:17 from
Henrik Persson
(septic@nola.ovik.se / no homepage)

I surfed on in with hope to find relevant biography of RAH to a school project.

On 23.01.99 at 01:49 from
Heribert E. Severing
(herbsev@usa.net / http://members.xoom.com/herbsev/sever.htm)

This is an editor's note.

The page had been launched at t-online.de's server in 1996. Because of unavailability lately, I decided to leave. - Legendary Science Fiction: The Robert A. Heinlein Page with geocities.com is still available.

The new site is with xoom.com at http://members.xoom.com/herbsev/rah.htm.
and simultaneously at the other new location

Heribert E. Severing

On 07.12.98 at 14:24 from
Tony Tenaglia
(tacfraud@hotmail.com / no homepage)

I was injured with a broken ankle when my mother brought home a novel to relieve my boredom. I was 12 years old and the novel was Farmer in the Sky, written by a bloke I had never heard of. Since that day I have read everything that Mr. Heinlein ever wrote. I'm now 35 and still re-read his works and reflect on his views which have greatly influenced my own. I wish I could have thanked him personally for the worlds he let me see and the well of ideas that helped to shape the course of science fiction.

On 14.11.98 at 09:14 from
R. Hoyle
(rhoyle@connect.ab.ca / no homepage)

I started reading RAH over 30 years ago (Door Into Summer) and haven't quite yet, in fact I didn't read anything but RAH for about 20 years! Wish he was still around as I have read everything he wrote (several times) and don't have anything new to read that I like as much.

On 06.11.98 at 16:10 from
l. clay crowe
(croooow58@hotmail.com / http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Cabaret/5617)

thanx for the use of your web page. i am writing a report on robert heinlein. i found enough info on just this page.

On 12.10.98 at 23:20 from
David Parslow
(thehistories@hotmail.com / no homepage)

I am in agreement with one of the signers of this guest book. Robert Heinlein was not a fascist. When Starship Troopers was published in the Fifties, many people pointed to it claiming that it was Naziism in nature and what's worse that it was even Communistic in doctrine. They were refering to the fact that only veterans of the Federal Service were granted citizenship. (This is all during the Red Scare by McCarthy, who Heinlein despised). Too which right thinking people replied "Oh for God's sake, it is only science FICTION. Why not harrass Thomas More's little work called Utopia, or Plato's Republic. Or a more contemporary piece Asimov's Foundation." The closed-minded individuals would say, "Well okay, but he glorifies the military. More, Plato, and Asimov didn't. He condones a Military regime. He glorifies the them!" To which Heinlein himself replied, "Of course the book glorifies the military! The title is Starship TROOPERS." The critics then shut up. Or so I thought. Just the other day I heard someone refer to Heinlein as a Red. I asked him to explain. He claims that in all of the books the heroes and heroines always lived in a Communistic society. no, no I said they merely live in a communal enviroment. Isn't that the same thing? Of course not. Communism implies a cradle to grave coddling of the people who are supposedly free (ie no government) but obviously are subject heavily to an authority. Class struggle becomes moot as the Communistic state turns into a China or a Third Reich (Hitler's Germany was as Socialistic as Stalin's Russia. Fascism and Communism are one and the same.) Communal life is like college living. Everyone still has personal property but social mores are relaxed. The inhabitants help one another out. But there is no "Give to your abilities take to your needs." Heinlein in fact coined a saying and acronym: TANSTAAFL or There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch, which totally flies in the face of Socialistic thinking. I explained this to the person. He then claims that Heinlein's fascination with redheads made him a "Commie" (his word). i gave up on that.

Heinlein was indeed a complex person but no more than most people.

On 30.09.98 at 01:39 from
Michael Krchov
(krchov@uni-muenster.de / no homepage)

Wir waren auch da!
Michael Voss und Kollegen.

On 24.09.98 at 09:14 from
Philip Sheridan Lyon
(lyonking@enol.com / http://234Gernsbackave-tripod?)

I've been a major fan of the master for 30 years, and if someone can propose proper retribution for all those involved in the piece of manure hollywood insists calling a movie, ie starship troopers, which I see as a liberal attempt to deliberately smear RAH's reputation and legacy. If this anger seems rather strong, then imagine yourself in my place when some ignorant idiot proceeds to lecture you on Heinlein's fascist tendencies, etc. RAH was many things, from a liberal Democrat candidate in the '38 california house race he narrowly lost(one reason his political stories were so compelling) to voting against LBJ in '64; the only choice for an informed voter, but throughout his life, the best term, if any could describe him, would be libertarian, and if there was anything that he despised, it was fascism, which he eagerly sought to combat personally, while he had some respect for the communists, for their dedication, but not their theories, that make him such a complicated person. I wish I could find some of the books he referenced so easily in his 1941 speech at the science fiction convention. Any help in that regard would have my deepest thanks, since they would help to illuminate the development of his world view, which I feel was largely set by that time, but because the world shifted in so many ways the rest of his life, that he like Winston Churchill appeared to change opinions more than he actually did. Thanks for your time, sorry I ran off at the fingers.

On 03.09.98 at 22:07 from
Gilbert Huey
(ghuey@mindspring.com / no homepage)

I love the early Heinlein works and especially the juveniles from the 50's. I love Double Star, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

On 25.08.98 at 15:38 from
Jim Ward
(SIRjmw@AOL.COM / http://NoHomePage)

Time Enough For Love is the only book ever to make me cry. The glory road is still filled with rocks. I'd love to talk to fans.

On 19.08.98 at 01:40 from
Jim Hoadley
(jimmar@multipro.com / no homepage)

A very good tribute to RAH on these pages. I am an old-time fan. One suggestion, lose the pop-ups. They are very irritating. Thanks.

On 18.08.98 at 21:47 from
S. Baialardo Marchese
(sbmarchese@ede.it / no homepage)

Sorry, but i don't write a good english, only italian

On 08.08.98 at 01:27 from
(torgo@gateway.net / no homepage)

Hope everyone notes that, as a rule, all the notes in the guest book are concise and well written. Coincidence? or RAH's influence? He cast his net pretty damn wide, I think.

On 30.07.98 at 21:01 from
(ill_wing@hotmail.com / no homepage)

this man is border line god as far as authers go

On 15.07.98 at 04:04 from
Lisa Boban
(RICHandLISA@prodigy.net / no homepage)

Thanks for an awesome site!!
I've been reading RAH since the 70's, and now my children are exploring his ideas. Makes for interesting table conversation.
Would be interested in correspondence with fellow travelers.

On 11.07.98 at 08:48 from
Steve Killgore
(SJKAC@earthlink.net / no homepage)

I'd here to say I wish I could stand in a stadium filled with those of you illuminated by Heinlein.
We could likely tilt the balance towards our manifest destiny (Yes I recognize there are some SF
titles in that sentence, good works all).

On 08.07.98 at 06:11 from
(shadoe@li.net / http://www.li.net/~shadoe)

Just finished "The Past through Tomorrow" for about the 10th time...one of my all time favorites. Going to start reading Starship Troopers again now. (I am lucky to have an original hard cover copy) Then "its Time enough for Love" again. Wish RAH was a member of the Howard Families so he could still be writing today...

On 30.06.98 at 00:48 from
2LT A.J. Balbo
(ajb22@aol.com / no homepage)

I'm on my fourth RAH book in as many weeks and just can't get enough. Every time I read one of his novels, I'm amazed at just how much of a visionary he truly was. In the vein of Verne and Wells, but with the philosophical import of Hegel and Mill, RAH confirms his place in the realm of not only SF, but also great literature.

On 23.06.98 at 17:55 from
Sergey Zharkov
(sezhar@imedia.ru / no homepage)

Thanks for the page -- I'm sure the admireres of the books by RAH have the same feelings. In 1986 I wrote the diploma paper comparing the views on the problem of a "Person vs Community" in the American and the Soviet science fiction. At that time we in the FSU could not read the books by RAH except several short stories published in the Soviet magazines and we were not able to order any books from abroad. After graduating from the Moscow State University I started working as a journalist and began to read SF only at leasure. Sience that time I've read almost everything by RAH (at least everything translated into Russian and something originally). After these books I started to continue my researches. Maybe someone can share with me the ideas where to get some good American critics concerning RAH and some details of his biography except Internet? Thanks!
Sergey Zharkov,
Moscow journalist and RAH admirer.

On 07.06.98 at 23:15 from
Dr. Bugbladder
(bugbladder@hotmail.com / http://www.arasaka.com/lymphnode)

Robert A. Wilson and Robert A. Heinlein had great impact on my de-programming. Danke'.

Dr. B.
Lymph Node Productions

On 07.06.98 at 04:00 from
(huwdj@hotmail.com / no homepage)

I'm puzzled. I admit to liking RAH stories but lets be honest there are only two themes - free love (to use an old fashioned term) and frontier type rugged individualism. Basically once you've read three or four Heinlein books you've read them all. In fact if you read 'number of the beast' on its own you've read them all.

On 06.06.98 at 19:28 from
(h.nicholas@usa.net / http://members.wbs.net/homepages/m/o/n/montanaisnothome/)

ahhh ... RAH what can be said that hasn't been said .. i've always speculated that RAH and Mark Twain were/are the same person. Something about the company they keep in their mind(s) ..

On 03.06.98 at 20:13 from
Anthony Roper
(tony@nucomp.com / http://www.nucomp.com)

Sixth grade... The librarian prescribes a 'racy' book for my boredom - "Farnham's Freehold". That was 17 years ago, and I'm still reading RAH.

On 21.05.98 at 01:49 from
(phantasm8@theglobe.com / no homepage)

I've probably read almost half of Heinlein's books and I love them all. My favorite of his "childrens books" is The Rolling Stones. My favorite novel is probably Number of the Beast.

On 01.05.98 at 04:51 from
(via ww-tq01.proxy.aol.com / no homepage)

My favorite book? My first - Time Enough For Love. A true member of the Long family (got the red hair to prove it), I sometimes think that RAH knew more about women than any other man. He captures our inner free spirit, longings and practicality perfectly.

On 24.04.98 at 02:52 from
Theresa Robertson
(jeremy@soundcom.net / no homepage)

I'm relly gratefull of this web page because it helped my finsh my report on RAH and i only started to read him because I had to but now all the books I read is his!!!
P.S. if any one wants to e-mail me feel free to I'd love to hear from you!!!! :oÞ

On 22.04.98 at 18:25 from
sgt thomas j. preston
(madmanmotofmo@yahoo.com / no homepage)

hindsight is 20/20. forsight takes far greater vison

On 09.04.98 at 16:44 from
(DWhite1045@aol.com / http://members.aol.com/dwhite1045/poems.htm)

My friend exposed me to Heinlein when he said one of his books was coming to the screen. After I read Starship Troopers (still haven't seen the movie), I had to read more. I get my hands on every RAH book I can find, and am currently reading time enough for love. This is a great site, very few Heinlein sites are this well presented. Keep up the good work!

On 08.04.98 at 21:42 from
Adam L. Fuller
(adfuller@ix.netcom.com / no homepage)

I've read just about everything that RAH has ever written, and he is a fantastic writer and a genius in speculative/science fiction. I'm not quite sure what the appeal of him is, especially for me. I love his books but to tell you the truth, I don't usually agree with him. In fact, as much as I love all of his wonderful characters, I also hate each and every one of them. It sounds odd, but it is true. I am a political science student, so I have always found his ideas fascinating and thought-provoking. His best book, in my opinion, is Glory Road.

On 07.04.98 at 15:59 from
Mary F. Byrkit
(mary_pcd@europa.com / no homepage)

Just found this site this am. Don't worry, I'll be back. I suffer from an overindulgence of Heinlein novels during my misspent youth in the '60's.

On 03.04.98 at 22:53 from
Glen Nelson
(landlord@massed.net / http://www.ib-tech.com/flipperdave)


On 31.03.98 at 06:43 from
Leslie Earle
(lkearle@ibm.net / no homepage)

A great writer with amazing insight about the human species

On 26.03.98 at 05:01 from
Carolina Nikolic
(cnick@monumental.com / no homepage)

I doubt the world will ever see another mind like Robert Heinlein's. I'm constantly amazed at his "fictional" predictions, and how many of them have come to pass. If there is justice in this world and beyond, Robert is even now 'causing trouble somewhere in one of his wondrous worlds.

On 22.03.98 at 05:52 from
Mike Keith
(Mkeith@mocty.com / no homepage)

It's odd seeing people writing about doing term papers on RAH. When I was going to school the teachers wouldn't allow his books in school; and as I read everywhere I went(or go for that matter)I had a hard time sneaking the books into school.
I enjoyed the site, keep up the good work


On 17.03.98 at 17:23 from
Shawn Kozlowski
(Shawn_M_Kozlowski@InfoZone.org / no homepage)

Great site. I enjoyed it thoroghly.

On 16.03.98 at 20:51 from
Courtney Jahnke
(cejahnke@vax1.bemidji.msus.edu / no homepage)

This was a very interesting place to go and look at. I have enjoyed it.

On 15.03.98 at 06:06 from
Bill Seward
(bill.seward@usa.net / no homepage)

Great to find the page. I'm 47 and been a fan since the age of about ten. Keep up the good work.

On 14.03.98 at 17:41 from
Paul M. Marion
(paulmari@herald.infi.net / no homepage)

thanks for the info

On 14.03.98 at 05:53 from
Ron Beecheno
(BeechenoR@bigpond.com / no homepage)

Thanks for a page that gives this writer the recognition he is due. RAH had a profound influence on my thinking from the time I first read him at the age of 11, and like many others I have devoured everything of his ever since.

On 04.03.98 at 00:18 from
William C. Fellers
(wfellers@stars.sfsu.edu / no homepage)

R.A.H. is my favorite author and guru.

On 03.03.98 at 00:12 from
alexis dees
(dees@astro.berkeley.edu / http://astro.berkeley.edu/~dees/)

I wouldn't be in the right universe if this page
didn't exist.

On 21.02.98 at 09:46 from
David M. Silver
(Agplusone@aol.com / http://aol.members.com/index/rahweb/htm/)

Thanks for keeping this page up. Nice to see you've now got a guestbook. The home page listed isn't exactly mine. It's for a reading group we have on AOL for Heinlein readers and fans. Drop by if you wish and are on AOL. Otherwise we'd love to hear from you by e-mail.

On 21.02.98 at 02:47 from
Geoffrey S. Briede
(banoptic@northcom.net / no homepage)

I first started "groking" in my early teens and still haven't stopped. He must have been one of the wisest humans in the world who actually maintained his sense of humour. Although, he must also shoulder some of the blame for my not marrying yet; I'm 39 and can't find a single Heinlein-type woman anywhere - and I've got the stamps in my passport to prove it. I think it's time to look off-planet. Lazarus, 'ole Buddy Boy, can I hitch a ride? ... Ciao Y'all - Geoffrey.

On 20.02.98 at 19:39 from
V.L. Warden
(vwarden@hotmail.com / no homepage)

Rober Heinlein is one of the great authors of S-F. He is my favorite and in my opinion the best. I have to say my favorite book is To Sail Beyond the Sunset. I f you have not read It you should look it up. You won't be dissapointed.

On 18.02.98 at 07:59 from
Richard Padgett
(athene8@yahoo.com / no homepage)

Grettings and thanks form a gun-toting, libertarian, Heilein readin', father in Arizona. It is always gratifying to find resources concerning RAH. Thanks from the rest of us fans. Believe me as soon as she is old enough I will introduce my daughter to RAH and explain what he meant.