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Gentlemen Be Seated (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline" #10)

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Published (first published May 1948)
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Jeff Yoak
This very short story allows Heinlein to pack a great deal into a small space. One of the recurring themes in Heinlein is what it means to do your duty and how to courageously stand up, or in this case sit down, to danger. I so much appreciate even the short stories like this one.
Frank
May 13, 2016 Frank rated it it was ok
“Gentleman, Be Seated!” by Robert A. Heinlein is a short story in his Future History line, and to be honest, it was one of the few I didn’t like.

Like most of Heinlein’s short stories in the Future History line it’s an interesting look at the potential future, and like most he comes up with a nifty idea. The problem is the rest of the story. When disaster strikes, the story falls apart and rushes out it’s ending.

At 10 pages, it’s positively brief, but sadly it rushes the adventure. When I read
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Emma
Jan 21, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
This is a cute short story. But since I forgot what happens in the story that was not a good sign to me. In this story we an interesting way of living on the moon. The joint thing was disappointing but it suddenly makes a turn for the better. All that plotting and what a man must do to put up with and do to survive.
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Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of "hard science fiction".

He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality. He was the first SF writer to break into mainstre
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