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Time Enough for Love

Lazarus Long — née Woodrow Wilson Smith — is a 2,000 year old man. Born in pre-WWI America, he lives to see the proliferation of space travel, the destruction of the nation-state, the colonization of the universe, and the gradual … Continue reading

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Waldo & Magic, Inc.

Arthur C. Clarke, among other things, is famous for a set of axioms known as “Clarke’s Laws.” The most quoted of these is undoubtedly Clarke’s Third Law, which states that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This idea … Continue reading

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Farmer In The Sky

Before we begin: I don’t know why I love the “juvenile” Robert Heinlein books so much. They’re a dime-a-dozen at used book stores. I can tear through them in a day, and I know that I should be reading something … Continue reading

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Citizen of the Galaxy

Part of Bob Heinlein’s storied “Juvenile” series for Scribner’s, Citizen of the Galaxy is a Grade-A galactic bildungsroman. By virtue of it nominally being a book for kids, it skirts some of the more roguish Heinlein themes (fawning speculation over … Continue reading

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The Puppet Masters

In the opening passage of The Puppet Masters, Robert A. Heinlein asks, “Were they truly intelligent? By themselves, that is? I don’t know and I don’t know how we can ever find out. If they were not truly intelligent, I … Continue reading

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