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Saturday, May 4, 2024

The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


1952. Heinlein YA, full of charming, curmudgeonly, lightly naughty SF adventure.

Nothing says wholesome quite this way -- uprooting the family, buying a spaceship, making a few risky trades throughout the Solar System, and most importantly: having a good time.

Here's the thing about early Heinlein. It's wholesome, snarky, charming, and more than a little devoted to good figures and good science. SF space adventure that isn't so dark, disruptive. No Body horror, no death or destruction.

There are hoodwinks and clever negotiations, exciting challenges in flight, and the general annoyance of people. In other words, it's clever, funny fiction from another time.

Believe it or not, THIS is true escapism.

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