[LMB] Heinlein

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Sat Oct 16 10:35:13 BST 2021




On Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 22:59, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:


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> I've mentioned before Spider Robinson's essay on editors, found in "User
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> Friendly", so I won't bring it up in any detail. I would note that Ayn
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> Rand actually had similar issues, as she absolutely hated the ways
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> producers and editors would insist on altering everything she submitted, so
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> when she went independent she refused to use the services of an editor.
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> Much to her works' detriment.
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I used to call this "Heinlein's syndrome" till I encountered the works of L Ron Hubbard, and found how much worse it could get when the author actually owned the publishing house.

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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