mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Oct 4 00:20:55 BST 2021
Heinlein was also contemporary with TV's Archie Bunker. Think on that for a while!
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Heinlein
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.)
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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