Felix: So, empire is the only way “we’ve learned to come together in ever greater numbers”? If Z had said “people like to live”, counter-examples could be found, too. So, can we all agree Z is an a**hole? We all agree, right? It’s true, isn’t it? That’s the real issue here, isn’t it?
Bruce: ‘Neither of us has written stuff that holds up as well as Heinlein’s stories’ ‘That’s where you’re wrong.’ Are you writing anything I should know about? I expect to reread Expanded Universe and two of the juveniles and Glory Road and, really, my three feet of shelved Heinlein, including Pattison’s biography, twenty years from now, as I was rereading them twenty years ago. I have read a few of the very early Darkovers, good space opera. I...
Rollory: “Neither of us has written stuff that holds up as well as Heinlein’s stories.” That’s where you’re wrong. Give it 20 years and I’ll link back to this thread. “Heinlein wrote a short letter of support to Bradley when her husband was in trouble for ped stuff. ” Yeah, and Bradley herself was appalling. I reread most of the Darkover books after I learned the details of her behavior and the author’s issues snap right into focus from how the books (and...
Lucklucky: Hyper individualism, where? Most of what I see is tribal behavior.
Clifton: Seen a guy at a flag football game have his pants pulled down Naked from the waist down. While running downfield with the ball someone reached for the flag and hooked the inside of his pants instead, the momentum of both men resulted in a “pants-ing ” taking place.
Grasspunk: We watched Rio Bravo on the recommendations of this blog a while back and it was great! Thanks. Funnily enough [given the theme of this post] our family with four kids hasn’t been able to sit through a single Western more modern than the Dollar trilogy. “Get three coffins ready.”
Bruce: ‘I don’t have a smoking gun or document linking Hubbard or Heinlein to Marion Zimmer Bradley’ Well, there is one. Heinlein wrote a short letter of support to Bradley when her husband was in trouble for ped stuff. He thought everyone should mind their own business. I don’t think Hubbard was into fandom then.
Calvera: Certain specific demographics within the United States drag down the rest of the population. And across the board, too, whatever metric you use. Amount of money spent hardly means anything.
Ross: Think regulations around content and forced K-12 schooling might be a constraint? Asking for a friend.
Gaikokumaniakku: I don’t have a smoking gun document linking Hubbard or Heinlein to Marion Zimmer Bradley. However, some of Heinlein’s incest stories bear a surprising resemblance to real-life accusations against Marion Zimmer Bradley. Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series....