Robert A. Heinlein | Critical Essay by Rafeeq O. McGiveron

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Robert A. Heinlein.
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Critical Essay by Rafeeq O. McGiveron

SOURCE: McGiveron, Rafeeq O. “Heinlein's Solar System, 1940-1952.” Science Fiction Studies 23, no. 2 (July 1996): 245-52.

In the following essay, McGiveron explores the role of extraterrestrials in Heinlein's fiction.

“Noisy” Rhysling, the wandering blind poet of the spaceways in Robert A. Heinlein's “The Green Hills of Earth” (1947), sings,

We've tried each spinning space mote And reckoned its true worth: Take us back again to the homes of men On the cool, green hills of Earth. 

(Past 373)

Despite his apparent dismissal of “the harsh bright soil of Luna” and the jungles of a pulp-fiction Venus “Crawling with unclean death,” Rhysling can not help but admit the beauty of “Saturn's rainbow rings,” “the frozen night on...

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