July 02, 2007

Concering a certain scifi giant

The 100th anniversary of Robert Heinlein's birth will occur on July 7, 2007. In honor of that upcoming event, I present to you this article. Within is contained this choice quotation:

[From Starship Troopers] "My mother says that violence never settles anything," comments one character. A teacher who doubles as Heinlein's mouthpiece then pounces: "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."

The Heinlein centenary will happen less than a month after the recent terrorist attacks in Britain? I question the timing.

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The Heinlein Centennial in Kansas City was quite an event, with a full 3 days of scientific and literary programming.

The entire Heinlein archives are going online--letters, photographs, manuscripts.

Posted by: pst314 at July 30, 2007 02:10 PM

The Heinlein Archives are here.

The Heinlein Centennial website is here.

Posted by: pst314 at July 31, 2007 12:32 PM