Legacy of Robert Heinlein

Legacy of Robert Heinlein

This is a discussion on Legacy of Robert Heinlein within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.opinionjournal.com/forms/...l?id=110010381 Just found this article, which is a pretty nice tribute to the writer, one of my all-time favorites. At the top of my Heinlein ...

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    Legacy of Robert Heinlein

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/forms/...l?id=110010381

    Just found this article, which is a pretty nice tribute to the writer, one of my all-time favorites. At the top of my Heinlein list are Time Enough for Love, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and Starship Troopers. I've lost track of how many times I've reread each of them.
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    TANSTAAFL!!!

    Remember to "always keep your clothes and your weapons where you can find them in the dark."

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    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
    — Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
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    Lazarus Long.......I always thought his dorable Dora starship was cute.
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    Love R. Heinlein:

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." -Robert A. Heinlein, spoken by Mordan Claude in "Beyond This Horizon", 1942

    "The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom."
    -Robert Heinlein, "Beyond This Horizon", 1942

    "...I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the arming of individuals... I consider such laws a violation of civil liberty, subversive of democratic political institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose."
    -Robert Heinlein, in a 1949 letter concerning "Red Planet"

    "The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness." -Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

    "There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men." -Robert A. Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children"

    "Love your country, but never trust its government." -Robert A. Heinlein

    "Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is the least to be cheap and is never free of cost." -Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith

    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

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    My first Heinlein book was "Have Space Suit Will Travel", I was hooked and have read "several times over" all of his novels and short stories. I think is was a 1911 the hero in "Beyond this Horizon" carried wasn't it, while everyone else was carrying blasters and lasers?
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    You are right, it was "Beyond This Horizon" that the hero carried a 1911 while everyone else carried a ray gun.

    Starship Troopers was the first Heinlein novel I ever read. I was hooked for life. A brilliant writer and visionary. He postulated a new surge in Islamic religion, the rise of China as a world power and video games. Of course, like most SF authors, he was overly optimistic about some things as well.

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    Humm...I always loved Heinlen, Starship Troopers, Glory Road and others.
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