Rereading Stranger - Mo's Journal
Citizen of the Galaxy and Between Planets were my favorites, each in its own way, with Red Planet high up there. (Which might have led to higher expectations for Stranger.) and of course Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, which was heavy science indeed but easy reading even though I didn't know how to use a sliderule. ;)
Tunnel in the Sky I think reflects the Dangerous Heinlein -- the guy who sees that democratic decisionmaking is by its nature bad, that a good woman is one who watches your back and defers to you, that humans are in a battle against nature throughout the universe, and must win....
|Date:||May 29th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)|| |
Oh the slide rules! I loved the slide rules. I thought it was so funny to have these futuristic types with their slide rules. I had to explain to Doran what one was. And yes, I *do* (or at least did) have slide rules and knew how to use them.
Tunnel in the Sky was to me like the sunny alternative to Lord of the Flies - kids on their own and they make a go of it. And I saw Carolyn and Rod as best friends/teammates and thought it was very radical of Heinlein to have a pair that was biracial and boy/girl.