Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Have Spacesuit, Will Travel

This has been around the blogosphere for a few days, but it is well worth repeating. They've uncovered Robert Heinlein's unpublished first novel and the word is that it is good.

The Heinlein society reports, "As of this writing, August 31, 2003, there are only about half a dozen people in the entire known universe who can accurately claim that they have read every novel Heinlein has written.
For those of us who thought there would never again be another new Heinlein novel, the impossible has become reality . "For Us, the Living," is a brand new, never before published novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is going into print now for the first time and will be in bookstores by the end of November, 2003.

"For Us, the Living" was written by Heinlein about 1938-9, before he wrote his first sf short, "Lifeline." The novel, "For Us, the Living," was deemed unpublishable, mainly for the racy content."


Reading Heinlein as an adolescent is what hooked me on Science Fiction, starting with Stranger in a Strange Land and the later works, and working backwards.

Pre-orders are being taken on Amazon.

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