Robert A. Heinlein | Critical Essay by Ivor A. Rogers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Robert A. Heinlein.
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Critical Essay by Ivor A. Rogers

The "best" science fiction writer for most [readers] is a composite entity: Heinleinasimovclarke—usually in that order…. Omitting the enthusiastic burblers who can neither see, hear, nor speak evil of Heinlein, most critics have managed a certain consensus—they like his writing, but the sins of commission and omission in his writing are staggering: poor use of language, weak and inadequate plotting, poor storytelling techniques, and incapacity to handle mature sexual themes being the worst offenders. Yet people, even his severest critics, like his writing, and he sells well. Most importantly, he is capable of attracting readers with a wide age differential and with widely disparate educational backgrounds.

The most common criticism of Heinlein is based on his (supposed) political ideology, and much of the political philosophy expressed by some of his characters does set...

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