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Writing a book ABOUT something does not make the author automatically FOR it.
For another -- and it's probably a consequence of the first problem -- _not one_ of the characters in this book is even remotely likeable.
One of my favorites by one of my favorite authors, the Grandmaster of science fiction, Robert A. Heinlein.
At the time this was written, this was an eye opening and ground breaking work. Heinlien's novel described the then present and futuristic world that provided an excellent... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Steven Miller
controversial novel, but well written and thought out by a sci-fi masterPublished 19 days ago by Alden Whitenack
I have read this book several times since the first time in 1969 and I never get tired of it. Heinlein was one of science fictions greats.Published 27 days ago by Kenneth M. Kyzer
If Heinlein wanted to do a critique of "absolute power corrupting absolutely"- he would have done well to remove the racist and misogynist aspects before he wrote this. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Cissa
Recommended by an older friend as her favorite book. It was OK, certainly not one of my favorites. Strange and somewhat interesting. Fairly easy to read.Published 1 month ago by Mrs Wiz
A masterpiece by the Grand Master of science fiction. Written during the Cold War, this is still relevant today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda A. D-R
I first enjoyed this book in the mid Sixties, almost 50 years ago. It's as good a read now as then.Published 1 month ago by Jwlasker
I read this originally when I was in sixth grade. I enjoyed it then and enjoyed it now. I still have my original copy of the paperback!Published 1 month ago by Keith E. Gibson