[LMB] Heinlein

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 23:55:06 BST 2021


I agree.  He was also a graduate of  Naval Academy at Annapolis. He served
aboard the USS Lexington but he was discharged when he got tuberculosis. He
lead a fascinating life.

On Sat, Oct 2, 2021, 9:45 PM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Having said what I said about not reading SF authors of Heinlein's
> generation, I realized I had no sense of when he was born or what his
> generation was. So I looked him up.
>
> He was born in 1907, which makes him roughly the same generation as my
> parents - a little older, though not by much.
>
> So when he was growing up, women couldn't vote yet. He grew up through
> World War I, the 1920s... he was in  his thirties when World War II came
> along. He was the same age as Robert E. Howard and James A. Michener.
>
> He was so forward-thinking and future-oriented, I thought he was decades
> younger than that. My respect for him has grown. (And understand that I
> already respected him.)
>
> Remarkable.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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