the heinleins

Here are my World Book Day picks in no specific order. Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five should be in here but I think it’s waddled off into the sunset without me:

  • Catherynne M. Valente - The Orphan’s Tales Vol 1: In The Night Garden
  • Robert Heinlein - Stranger In A Strange Land
  • Rainer Maria Rilke - The Sonnets To Orpheus
  • Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
  • Karel Čapek - War With the Newts
  • Frank Herbert - Dune
  • George Orwell  - 1984
  • Margaret Atwood - Oryx & Crake
  • Jack London - White Fang
  • Jane Lindskold - Changer

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So, last night I was having a brilliant conversation with @captxandri, and she said she likes to hear me talk about Heinlein, and I asked her if she had ever read any.

She has not. I clutched my chest. I said her name several times. I may have addressed her as “you dear sweet summer child.”

I told her, and I will tell anyone who will listen: much in the way T has a deep fondness for H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Heinlein is my problematic fave.

Careful, y’all: here there be spoilers.

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anonymous asked:

Best middle name options for our favorite original delinquents: Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia, Murphy, Monty, Jasper, Miller, Harper, Raven, Finn, Wells?

Clarke Cherryh Griffin, Bellamy Bradbury Blake, Octavia Delaney Blake, John Vonnegut Murphy, Monty Isaac Green, Jasper Verne Jordan, Nathan Gibson Miller, Harper Shelley McIntyre, Raven Atwood Reyes, Finn Heinlein Collins, Wells  Zelazny Jaha

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
—  Robert A. Heinlein