Category Archives: Heinlein

A Treatise on Science Fiction and Children’s Books

My favorite children’s story is The Giving Tree. For those of you who have never experienced the true joy that is The Giving Tree, it is a beautiful story written by Shel Silverstein about a young boy who is friends with a tree.  This book is, hands down, my favorite children’s book of all time, […] Continue reading

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Competition: can’t live with it, can’t live without it

Both Wells and Heinlein project a bleak future for mankind in The Time Machine and “by his bootstraps,” respectively. Through his portrayal of the Eloi and the Morlocks as devolved (with an emphasis on the “de”) forms of modern humans, Wells takes the pessimistic view that for all of our technologies, inventions, and advancements, we […] Continue reading

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