"Thus, I wish to argue instead that there were, in fact, only two periods in Heinlein’s career: from 1939 to 1957, Heinlein wrote science fiction, and from 1958 until his death in 1988, Heinlein wrote satires of science fiction."
*you have my full attention!*
as a teen, i fell in love with heinlein's books & they probably helped push me into libertarianism, but after i matured, i couldn't really re-read them because the wrongness of his opinions is directly proportional to how stridently he states them
"a common criticism of Paul Verhoeven’s film Starship Troopers (1997) is that he imposed a layer of irony upon Heinlein’s straightforward story; but allow me to suggest that he was crudely bringing to the surface the irony that was already subtly present in the novel."
i've read a similar sentiment elsewhere & i still agree it's the only way you *could* make a movie out of that book: by making it jokey like a comic & letting the viewer think about how unrealistic/cruel it is
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