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3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  2 reviews
From the early 1940s until his death in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein reigned unchallenged as the most influential contemporary author of science fiction. His first few stories turned the field upside down, and set new standards of narrative and scientific excellence. He was justly credited with introducing narrative techniques which are now taken for granted, but were revoluti ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published June 28th 1968 by Advent Publishers (first published June 1968)
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I've never read anything that I recall by Panshin but he's obviously a much different person than Heinlein was. His inability to understand why Heinlein's story, "They" gets classed as horror shows this point very well.

Panshin doesn't understand what Heinlein believed in politically & manages to mangle his message severely in several places. For instance, he finds that Hugh Farnham ordering someone around with a rifle to be inconsistent with his Libertarian principles. Seriously, this is a
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Hatchet job by a hack. His analysis of Heinlein is so pedestrian and conventional, I sometimes wonder whether it is simply an act of provocation.
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Alexis Adams Panshin is an American author and science fiction critic.
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