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I like your assessment of Heinlein's later work. He was a complex, often inspiring man full of contradictions. I had not heard of his reaction to SIASL as the hippie bible, but it surprises me not at all. Heinlein's pro-military views were mostly fueled by his own uniformed service being cut short due to his health, and oh, how his sexism so exceeded Henry Miller's. I don't have it but the movie version of his "Starship Troopers" was a hilarious sendup with clever and plucky military fascists including Casper Van Diem as the hunky narrator, Denise Richards (formerly Mrs. Charlie Sheen!), and Neil Patrick Harris as the faux-Nazi uniformed intelligence officer in a war against giant spiders from space! In contrast R.A.H.'s "The Puppet Masters" was awful on film, except for Donald Sutherland's turn as the eminense grise of a CIA type outfit, preparing him for his complete metamorphosis from young antiauthoritarian to authoritarian elder, prequeling his turn as President Snow in the "Hunger Games" movies! "Puppet Masters" the movie left out the best part of the book - the mandatory nudity to fight space parasite controlled sleeper agents sought by naked militiamen who wore only belts with a big "V" on the buckles for "Vigilante". I got me some Heinlein, Christopher Moore, Carl Hiaasen, John Norman's Gor books, everything by Vonnegut, Erica Jong, Iceberg Slim, Sinclair Lewis, Phillip Jose Farmer, and so many more, not to mention Los Bros Hernandez.

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George Nixon Shuler more than 7 years ago

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James Lung more than 7 years ago