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New (Old) Heinlein

Robert Heinlein's long lost unpublished first novel has been found and is due to be published by the end of the year.
As of this writing, August 31, 2003, there are only about half a dozen people in the entire known universe who can accurately claim that they have read every novel Heinlein has written.

For those of us who thought there would never again be another new Heinlein novel, the impossible has become reality . "For Us, the Living," is a brand new, never before published novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is going into print now for the first time and will be in bookstores by the end of November, 2003.
Could be interesting.


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Sep. 5th, 2003 08:12 am (UTC)
Wow... thanks for the link!
Sep. 5th, 2003 08:45 am (UTC)
That's useful to know - thanks! Particularly as I've always preferred his earlier stuff to the later stuff, it'll be interesting to give it a try.
Sep. 5th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
Interesting, but I fear that if he'd wanted it published it would have been published. It may well be that (a) it's not very good, and (b) he recycled all the ideas into later works anyway.

But hopefully it will be brilliant!
Sep. 5th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC)
Well, it's a first novel. It may, as you say, but I'll wait until I hear from a trusted reviewer.
Sep. 5th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
Of course it's one every completist will have to have!
Sep. 5th, 2003 11:48 am (UTC)
Clearly. At worst. At best, it'll be a very good fifties SF novel, and therefore well worth a read.
Sep. 5th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
I am posting this link in waternest. Excellent find!
Sep. 5th, 2003 10:20 am (UTC)
I note that, right down at the bottom of the link, just above the photograph, we are proudly told:

The money earned by this novel will be going to directly and substantially support Heinlein's dream, and the dream we, Heinlein's Children, share. Earnings will be going to the advancement of human exploration of space.

How, I wonder? Do they intend to give the money directly to NASA, to some private consortium, what?
Sep. 5th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
The cover looks like it belongs on an Ayn Rand novel (I suppose the title being so close to "We the Living" doesn't help that resemblance).
Sep. 5th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
and what an apposite title for a posthumous book ;-)
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