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May 28th, 2008
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Rereading Stranger

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Date:May 29th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I've never seen Heinlein actually write a story where they hero really grappled with anything I'd call an important ethical dilemma. But you're a more careful reader than I am, so possibly it just floated away from me.

I have an uneasy feeling I write like Heinlein at my (and his) worst, and hope Gates finds a decent editor or agent or whomever it was who cut that book in half. It's at 195,000 words at the moment, and half a new chapter to go. Every time I cut stuff, it gets longer.

I'm stalling by bringing it up, because I have been searching for the last two HOURS to find a map of DC which shows me clearly what the river/bay/ocean situation is around it, with a distance legend, and not a million streets aggravating my anxieties. It doesn't seem to exist. Before that, an hour or so playing with a map showing what parts of cities are going to be underwater if the sea level rises. I'm not sure, but I think you might have to move. (If you're still around in 200 years.)
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Date:May 29th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
I think Thorby in Citizen of the Galaxy really grapples with ethical dilemmas. Don't you? LOL on Gates getting longer every time you cut it. I think you need to start sending it out, don't you?

I am in the coastal flood plain and may have to move, even before 200 years are up (and of course I expect to live that long). Being in Emergency Management I know such things.
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