[LMB] Heinlein

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 04:13:58 BST 2021


To be fair,  he wasn't in good shape at the time.  He had some sort of
stroke around the time he was done with it and didn't get to go over the
MS, at least as I recall.

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021, 10:08 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Alayne said:
> >> Last year, I got the audiobook of _I Will Fear No Evil_ from the library
> >> and returned it after getting to the point that the main character wakes
> >> up after the transplant. I realized I loathed *everyone* in it --
> > I can't recall if I read that one; I think not. Shall I guess that his
> > writing was, generally speaking, uneven?
>
> Approximately: A Heinleinian curmudgeon dies suddenly -- heart attack,
> or something like that.  By chance, at the same time, his extremely hot
> secretary is in a serious accident and brain-dead.  A brain transplant
> is performed.  The curmudgeon spends the rest of a very long book in
> a female body, hearing what he believes is the voice of the secretary
> advising him about female sexuality.  There is much pontification.
>
> It isn't one of his better works.
>
> Joel
>
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