Farah Mendlesohn has posted the Foreword to her book about Robert A. Heinlein, part of the Illinois University Press’ “Modern Masters of Science Fiction” series. It’s scheduled for publication in 2016.
Over a period of twenty years, Heinlein’s attitudes had shifted noticeably. Were one to include the previous twenty years, the word would be dramatically. This was not always (from my feminist point of view) a good shift, but it was there, and I was fascinated. Here was a person sometimes ahead of his time, sometimes crosswise, and towards the end frankly in retrenchment. As a historian how could I not be entranced?
[Via Michael J. Walsh who knows all, sees all and, fortunately for news editors, tells all.]