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posted a Quick Tip about Orphans of the Sky. March 25, 2011
Orphans of the Sky
Heinlein, in the space of an incredibly short 128 pages, has provided us with the fodder for many a thoughtful conversation. One more in a string of ground-breaking sci-fi classics that, on the surface, …
reviewed Orphans of the Sky. March 25, 2011
Orphans of the Sky
The mutiny took place many, many years ago on an enormous star ship outfitted for a multi-generational voyage to Far Centaurus. The last remaining member of the original crew, for right or wrong, made …
reviewed The Door into Summer. March 23, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Door into Summer by Robert Heinlein
   People keep saying that old science fiction is dated.  Of course it is dated.  But how it is dated may be another reason for reading it.  The present is the result of decisions …
reviewed Orphans of the Sky. September 01, 2010
Orphans of the Sky
What was your first impression?  This is another book I read back in the not so dim mists of time.  This was the first time I ever encountered the concept of mutations.  A man with two …
reviewed Methuselah's Children. August 31, 2010
Methuselah's Children
What was your first impression? I loved this story as a kid and probably read it half a dozen times.  If not more.      Plot summary?  A genetic clan was created by a rich …
reviewed Orphans of the Sky. September 22, 2009
Orphans of the Sky
There is a statistical principle called "regression to the mean" that can also be applied across human generations. It means that when a parent is extremely intelligent the probability is very high that …
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