Re: Sixties Science Fiction (fwd)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 17:15:09 -0400

Sender: "Henry C. Beigh" <>
Subject: Re: Sixties Science Fiction

Kali Tal wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Ben Friedlander wrote:
> > Another '60s Science Fiction curiosity is Robert Heinlein's _Glory Road_,
> > serialized in _Fantasy & Science Fiction_ in 1963, I think.
> Yes, _Glory Road_ *is* an interesting book, particularly in light of
> Heinlein's _Starship Troopers_, which clearly glorifies war and portrays
> it as a rite of passage for young men.
> Kali Tal
> Sixties Project & Viet Nam Generaiton, Inc.

Interesting observations about Heinlein. Even in "Glory Road", which is
my personal favorite, he uses terminology such as "my brown brothers" in
a most sarcastic vein. Heinlein was a very conservative fellow, making
Ghengis Khan appear to be compassionate and sensitive. Another of his
books from the sixties is "Farnhams Freehold" having to do with the cold
war nuclear holocaust scenario.


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