[LMB] Heinlein

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Sat Oct 9 12:26:09 BST 2021



On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at 17:02, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

>  There are lots of characters that Heinlein clearly based on
>
> himself, and even used as bullhorns for his opinions, but it doesn't follow
>
> that everything about those characters is a reflection of him.

Jubal Harshaw is a shameless wish-fulfilment author insertion, but that's something authors can do for fun, and no harm in it if it doesn't mess up the plot.  In the same way that Agatha Christie must have enjoyed putting herself in her later books as Ariadne Oliver.

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.



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