Date: 2018-10-07 07:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] armiphlage
"And it’s a very short novel. Not the zero length one might wish ..."

This is why I love your reviews.

Date: 2018-10-07 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Heinlein books I have no interest in rereading include this one, Farnham, and I Will Fear No Evil (I even have a soft spot for Number of the Beast).

Is Leiber's "Gather Darkness" also a cousin of this book (descended from "All"). I've heard that it is, and certainly can see some relation - but Gather Darkness is much better (as I recall (if I recall correctly, one scene shows toxic masculinity as an entryway for brainwashing)).

Date: 2018-10-07 11:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefox
This comment reminded me that I Will Fear No Evil was one of my formative books as a young trans person, and... I'm just so glad that the current generation of trans kids has better books.

Date: 2018-10-08 01:32 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I hadn't though thought of IWFNE that way. Heinlein's Libby is another trans example - and Libby had the opportunity to give explicit consent for bodily changes

Date: 2018-10-08 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I vaguely remember there being a retcon rewrite in the post-war edition in which the Chinese first become part of the Soviet block [1] and then swallow the Russians (along with the rest of Asia).

[1] With some comment IIRC about the Chinese assimilating their conquerors, blah blah.

Date: 2018-10-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
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That's the version I remember.

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