Sunday, February 25, 2007

To Sail Beyond the Sunset

To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Robert Heinlein

Date: 1987   —   $7.19   —   Book

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Fiction, Science Fiction

Hang on to your hats, people; if you thought Lazarus was horny, wait until you meet his mother. These are the memoirs of Maureen, mother to 'Lazarus' and progentitor of the Howard Families' greatest ancestors. It's largely set in a more-or-less recognizable Earth, one that is home to many of Heinlein's stories, and it takes place in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Maureen details her life and her many fascinations, and even includes her encounter with "Ted Bronson", Lazarus' pseudonym when he time travelled to meet his family. I think Heinlein went a bit overboard in expanding this section, and Lazarus' recounting (in Time Enough For Love) is more interesting since it plays with the boundaries, rather than stomping on them and dancing in the shards.

Again, most certainly not for children, but well done nonetheless.

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