Monday, April 29, 2002


Robert Heinlein, long since deceased, wrote a number of very good science fiction works in the 1940s and 1950s, some of which do have some moral and ideological application to our situation. However, he was NOT one of us, and one of his novels, "Rocket Ship Galileo", is extremely anti-NS.

I recommend HIGHLY the following:

*If This Goes On (first novelette as part of Revolt In 2100 trilogy)
*Glory Road (if you can find it; I believe it has quietly been allowed to lapse out of print because it was a bit on the anti-Asian side);
*The Day After Tomorrow about a Chinese invasion of the US, VERY GOOD.
*The Puppet Masters is VERY VERY good, very definite political implications there.

I am a bit ambiguous about the book Starship Troopers because it is multi-racial, although Fascist in outlook. It got the Left very up tight. Ditto The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Ayn-Randish but multi-racial and a bit feminist.

The following are good science fiction reads for kids:

Double Star
Red Planet,about colonists on Mars.
Have Space Suit, Will Travel
Farmer In The Sky, about colonizing Ganymede.


Stranger In A Strange Land - New Age type crap


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