Stranger in a Strange Bed

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Hesitated for a bit. Then I thought about the impossibility of Heinlein not thinking about “A Princess of Mars” more then a few times when he wrote it.

Plus a few minutes ago I just read this:

“Isaac Asimov believed that Heinlein made a swing to the right politically at the same time he married Ginny.”

But hey the guy did invent the water bed. A device guaranteed to ruin sex, loving or unloving, for anyone. His frustration would be expected even at his age and health.

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2 thoughts on “Stranger in a Strange Bed”

  1. Heinlein was a strange bird. I’ve always had trouble pegging him. I think I really ought to check out some of his other books – loved Starship Troopers, but the hippy-dippy, free love, anti-religion crud in Stranger just completely turned me off to him.

    Out of curiosity, what ties do you see to Princess of Mars in that one?

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    1. “what ties do you see to Princess of Mars in that one?”

      When I wrote:
      “I thought about the impossibility of Heinlein not thinking about “A Princess of Mars” more then a few times when he wrote it.”
      I was mostly thinking about how ubiquitous ERB was in SFF at the time Heinlein wrote it and the impossibility, given the subject matter of Mars and other things, that he could not of at least thought about A Princess of Mars.

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