[–] wary_wario 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

[–] Awful-Falafel 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Heinlen, great author

[–] Schreiber 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

All evidence in both his writings and in his personal life indicates that Heinlein was a strong and aggressive anti-racist, and he was the first in many instances, to include Jewish, Black and Asian main characters in science fiction for this very reason.

Quoted from Heinlein society.

[–] TheSeer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Starship Troopers, ahead of its time.

[–] UsedToBeCujoQuarrel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For those of you who are thinking of the movie (which sucked) had nothing to do with the book. NOTHING. Well, some of the characters were the same.

The book is based on two premises. What would society look like if you had to 'earn' your right to vote and what would warfare look like if soldiers were in powered armor. The movie just didn't have anything similar.

[–] HappyMealBullshit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The movie was WAY ahead of it's time. Needed to go back in the cheese cellar and age for a few more years.

[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

but what does Ja Rule think about it?

[–] derram 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

[–] HappyMealBullshit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good quote, probably way more true today than when he he said it 50+ years ago.

[–] Plavonica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Part of what makes good science fiction is making plausible predictions.

[–] NonyaBidness 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you haven't already, stop what you're doing and start reading "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" right now.

You're welcome.

[–] Bigbensbathroomstall 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just arrived yesterday gonna start it after hunter

[–] Zarni 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Always has been my favorite author.

[–] srgmpdns 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hermann Hesse wrote something similar in 'The Glass Bead Game'published in '41 but written in Germany in the 1930's.

The novel takes place in a future where, in the past, the 'Feuilleton' (the entertainment section of a newspaper) took over journalism and all intellectual endeavor, causing the collapse civilization.

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