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Overly libertarian but an acknowledged classic of science fiction, Robert Heinlein’s “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress“* is available right now for the Kindle, cheap.

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  1. There are some valuable nuggets in that one. My favorite is the advice “If you don’t fully understand the problem, solve the parts you do
    understand and the rest will follow.” I do think, though, that this book is a source of many of the fears of a One World Government and overreach.

  2. On any of his books there is libertarian bent, but he modified it by one of his characters saying to another that ALL political systems are OK and they all require the same thing…intelligent, THINKING, non-delusional, non-self-centered people involved or they fall apart! Which the one thing most countries DO NOT HAVE! Especially this one!

    1. Is L.Long a reference to Heinlein’s Lazarus Long character? What a great character he was!

  3. RickA YES! A Heinlein/Asimov/Clark/Norton and a few others where my main teachers thru my teens.
    In fact it was a Conan story that cured my fear of ghosts!

    1. I also learned a lot from my favorite science fiction and fantasy authors.

      Do you remember the line from Heinlein – (I paraphrase) when arguing with your wife, when it becomes clear you are winning, apologize immediately? That has stood the test of time.

      So many wonderful lessons – served up with a lot of fun.

    2. Now you have me reminiscing. My favorite childhood series:

      1. Flandry series by Poul Anderson.
      2. The Uplift series by David Brin
      3. Jerheg series by Steven Brust
      4. The Vorkosigan series by Losi McMaster Bujold
      5. Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
      6. Ender series by Orson Scott Card
      7. Well of the Souls by Jack Chalker
      8. The Faded Son series by C.J. Cherryh
      9. The Diadem Series by Jo Clayton
      10. Sten series by Allan Cole
      11. Dorsai series by Gordon R. Dickson
      12. Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer
      13. Flinx series by Alan Dean Foster
      14. Dune series by Frank Herbert
      15. Bolo series by Keith Laumer
      16. The Wizard of Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin
      17. The Sunset Warrior series by Eric Van Lustbader
      18. The Many Colored Land by Julian May
      19. Ringworld series by Larry Niven
      20. Gor series by John Norman
      21. The Man Who Never Missed series by Steve Perry
      22. Falkenberg series by Jerry Pournelle
      23. Walpurgis III by Mike Resnick (“If green were the color of blood than green would be my favorite color”)
      24. Doc Savage by Kenneth Robeson
      25. Casca series by Barry Sadler
      26. Kensho series by Dennis Schmidt
      27. Telzey Amberdon series by James Schmitz
      28. Skylark series and Lensman series by E.E. Doc Smith
      29. Earl Dumarest series by E.C. Tubb
      30. Demon Princes series by Jack Vance
      31. St. Germain series by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
      32. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

      I really enjoyed all these series. What fun!

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