[LMB] Lois as a 'Heinleinian' writer

Sharuff Morsa sharuff13 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 18:17:58 BST 2019

Also at WorldCon, lois was mentioned as one of the better authors when it
came to biology

On Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 4:06 pm , <listmail at gordonj.net> wrote:

> Hi, I am at Worldcon at present. A panellist referred to a recently
> released
> biography of Robert Heinlein written by Farah Mendelsohn. I bought the book
> and In the introduction she describes Lois as "Perhaps the most successful
> 'Heinleinian' writer". I have pasted the whole sentence below.
> "Perhaps the most successful 'Heinleinian' writer is Lois McMaster Bujold
> as
> demonstrated in her Vorkosigan series; from the construction of her galaxy,
> the absence of aliens, to a badly damaged hero, a fascination with both
> diplomacy and engineering, a conviction that family is the most valuable
> thing in the world and a fascination with reproduction and gender
> performativity, Heinlein's legacy is evident."
> What do we all think of this? I seem to recall some mention of Heinlein in
> one of Lois' essays, but unfortunately right now I don't have the time to
> look this up and confirm or deny.
> Regards
> Gordon
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