Robert A. Heinlein | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by H. Bruce Franklin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 50 pages of analysis & critique of Robert A. Heinlein.
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Critical Essay by H. Bruce Franklin

SOURCE: Franklin, H. Bruce. “From Depression into World War II: The Early Fiction.” In Robert A. Heinlein: America as Science Fiction, pp. 17-63. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

In the following essay, Franklin discusses the defining characteristics of Heinlein's early short fiction.

“—during the '30's almost everyone, from truck driver to hatcheck girl, had a scheme for setting the world right in six easy lessons; and a surprising percentage managed to get their schemes published.”

—Robert Heinlein, “The Roads Must Roll,” June 1940

In 1938 the atom was split. That did not seem such big news to many people, for in 1938 the Japanese were extending their invasion of China, the Italian Fascist army was trying to wipe out the stubborn partisan resistance in Ethiopia, Franco&#x...

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