|Heinlein's Influences and Background:
and Heinlein" by Tom Perry
Back in the Thirties, Heinlein's politics
In this essay, Perry, a pioneer in investigating the marks left in the
world by Heinlein, tells of his involvement in the End Poverty in
campaign of Upton Sinclair.
Came the Stranger" by Adam-Walks-Between-Worlds
Adam, the Official Bard to the Church of
All Worlds, claimed
that Stranger in a Strange Land
was heavily influenced
by Aleister Crowley, who billed himself as "The Wickedest Man in the
It seems clear to me that Heinlein's actual occult knowledge,
and allegiances need more investigation. For now, take this
as suggestive but not definitive.
The General Theory" by Alfred Korzybski
Count Alfred Korzybski, the author of Science
had a significant influence on SF stories by Robert Heinlein and A.E.
Vogt -- who interpreted him in radically different ways. This
the seminal lecture in which the bases of General Semantics were first
Analysis of Heinlein's Writing:
Troopers: The PITFCS
A two-year-long discussion among American
and British SF professionals,
including Brian Aldiss, Poul Anderson, James Blish, John Brunner,
Josť Farmer and Damon Knight, about Starship
A. Heinlein's Second Future History" by Joseph T Major
Robert Heinlein set himself apart from
other writers of
the Golden Age with his concept of a History of the Future.
Joseph Major shows that back in the Forties, Heinlein had in mind not
a single such future, but the idea of a multiplicity of possible
Predictions for the Year 2000" by Justin B Rye
In 1950, Heinlein made several
for the year 2000,
which he later updated and evaluated in Expanded
Here is one man's assessment of Heinlein's record as a prophet.
|Interactions with Heinlein:
Happens" by Earl Kemp
One-time prominent Chicago fan, Earl
a Hugo winner and
World Science Fiction Convention chairman, loved Heinlein's fiction but
did not love Heinlein. This is his story.
Them Crazy Monkeys!" by Alexei
After reading "The Story of Heinlein
Earl Kemp asked me to write this essay about me and him and
So I did -- and along the way I suggested how Earl's own behavior
to the problems he had with Robert Heinlein.
and Me" by Sam
The author of the first professionally
published profile of
Robert Heinlein talks about his relationship with the man and compares
it in passing to mine.
Me" by Alexei Panshin
In this reply to Moskowitz, I talk about
to being profiled and the strange situations to which this could lead.
Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana by J. Neil
For the most part, Heinlein didn't like
talk about the details
of his personal life. This was the one major exception -- the
interview of his life, serialized in New Libertarian
And now the whole is available as a book.