Monday, December 29, 2014

Endorsed by Heinlein

I recently picked up The Pollinators of Eden by John Boyd. Boyd wrote The Last Starship from Earth, one of my favorites from long ago. I was amused to see on the jacket flap of Pollinators, the following endorsement of Last Starship:

This is the best anti-Utopia, the strongest satire on trends in our present culture, I have seen since 1984 appeared. I enjoyed its humor, its half-buried allusions. The puns, the almost-not-quite quotations, the thinly-veiled references to our 'real' world—all of these delighted me. It belongs up at the top, along with Brave New World and 1984.

The person doing the endorsement? Robert A. Heinlein.

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