[LMB] Lois as a ‘Heinleinian’ Writer

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 13:41:26 BST 2019

On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:13:00 -0400, Nicholas David Rosen
<ndrosen at erols.com> wrote:

>A large part of the field of science fiction is influenced by Heinlein, one way or another, Lois not excepted, but I do not see her as being an especially Heinleinian writer.  An Andersonian writer, if the otherwise great Poul Anderson had been better at female characters?  An Austenian or Heyerian writer?  A Hamblyan writer?
>I don’t think anything quite fits, although Her Ladyship was no doubt influenced in some ways by many people.

Herself is a Bujoldian writer, and the others can just suck it up.
The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green
silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or
anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of
some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future
are imaginary.  The ones they commit in the present - they are real.
 - Lois McMaster Bujold

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