August 19, 2007

The Door Dilated

Robert A Heinlein: Beyond This Horizon (Baen Books, 2001; ISBN 0-671-31836-5)

The review can now be found here.

Posted by Fred Kiesche at August 19, 2007 08:19 PM

Heinlein's title dovetails so closely with Ayn Rand's We the Living that I have to wonder if Heinlein was attempting an answer work, or a parody. Any thoughts, anyone?

Posted by: Steven Hart at August 22, 2007 10:08 AM

Rand's book came out in 1936, For Us, The Living was written in 1938, so it is possible. The Wikipedia entry notes that both titles came from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address but says there is no other similarity. Maybe there is, given both author's interest in economic matters. We might learn more when the Heinlein biography finally comes out.

Posted by: P*l*anet Stories at August 22, 2007 10:18 AM
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