Robert A. Heinlein

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  • The Human Martian, By Robert A. Heinlein

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    The Human-Martian, Valentine Michael Smith, is a God-like figure who attempts to show the the truth about religion to the world and create a utopian society in the novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Heinlein served in the Navy and was a socialist politician before beginning his writing career. His second wife had a large influence on his political views and was the one who convinced him to run for the state assembly. After his loss, he became an author. Stranger in a Strange

  • J. K. Dick: Classic Science Fiction

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    science fiction, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Phillip K. Dick are just a few examples of the most prominent authors of this genre. One noteworthy writer that stands among these ranks, achieving as much notoriety as the other authors, is Robert A. Heinlein, whom has written a plethora of novels and short stories that allowed him to be the great success that he was. Although, while Asimov and Clarke

  • Summary Of Waldo By Robert A. Heinlein

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    There are many stories of science fiction that aim to show what the future may be like. There are few, however, that get it right. “Waldo” by Robert A. Heinlein is one of these stories. In it, a man named Waldo is conflicted and isolated from society, who, by any standard, should be considered crippled. It is through “Waldo” that author Robert A. Heinlein utilizes characterization and conflict to explore the effects of dependence upon technology on the individual and society. Waldo strove to be

  • The Importance Of Bias In Ken Macleod

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    Few contemporary authors have had as profound an effect on their genre, society, political debate, or literature in general as Robert Heinlein. Science fiction novelist Ken Macleod suggests that the world was having a dialogue with Heinlein, unfortunately, one of the unintentional ramifications of dialogue is misunderstanding, one cause of this is reader bias (Macleod et al. 231). Bias is most corrosive to readers’ understanding when brought to their initial reading, consequently, they should avoid

  • The Importance Of Bias In Literature

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    Few modern authors have had as profound an effect on their genre, society, political debate, or literature in general as Robert Heinlein. Science fiction author Ken Macleod suggests that the world was having a dialogue with Heinlein, unfortunately, one of the unintentional consequences of dialogue is misunderstanding, some of which is caused by reader bias (Macleod, James, & Mendlesohn 231). Bias is dangerous to readers and they should, consequently, avoid it for at least three reasons; first, it

  • Essay on The concept of earning ones citizenship

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    The Concept of Earning One’s Citizenship Citizenship is defined as a being a citizen or a person owing allegiance to and entitled to the protection of a sovereign state. Citizen preferred for one owing allegiance to a state in which sovereign power is retained by the people and sharing in the political rights of those people. The concept of which in one of its earliest was given to us by the Romans, who had just began to understand the importance of a populace contributing to the decisions of its

  • Robert Heinlein Research Paper

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    Robert Heinlein was born on 7 July 1907, in Butler, Missouri, the third son of Rex Ivar Heinlein and Bam Lyle Heinlein. He read all the science fiction he could lay hands on from the age of 16. He attended classes at U.C.L.A. for only several weeks, and then left college to take up a career in politics. After a long grueling trip around the politics department he retired. He soon found, that he could not stay retired. He had somehow acquired a permanent itch for writing and allowed himself to be

  • Stranger in a Strange Land Essay

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    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book written by Robert A. Heinlein that completely throws away the social mores of the late fifties/ early sixties society. The book opens with a ship returning from a trip to Mars with an interesting passenger, a man, Michael Valentine Smith who was the son of a previous voyage to Mars that was believed to be entirely dead. This was a human raised by Martians, who are an ancient race that has various powers that are discovered later in the book to be possessed by

  • Summary Of Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land

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    and wrong, giving advice and guidance through hardship. Society is grateful for those who they believe are all-knowing individuals who will only do right by them. These teachers and government officials in society are the equivalent to “Old Ones” in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. They are the ones the Martians trust to guide them, and rightfully so as their creditability is built upon the fact the use the idea of grok, or fully understand situation, before acting or passing judgement

  • Humanity Of Science Fiction : Humanity

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    Humanity in Science Fiction The human experience can be well characterized by certain parts of the media we create. We reflect what we feel and face in our lives, in what we create, especially in our music and writing. The science fiction we create is especially reflective of these things, because it is often written in a way that explores the human condition as it is and as it may be in the future. These pieces of media do more than demonstrate the ideas of those who create them, they provide us