The second Authors Answer. Interesting question and answers this week.
The first Authors Answer was a big success! Thanks to everyone who’s contributing, and thanks for all of you who joined in the discussion. This is pretty fun. But now, we have our second question.
Robert Heinlein — He is often criticized as being sexist and racist, but most people just don’t understand that he was writing satire/exaggeration to make a point rather than presenting those things as good/right. Books like I Will See No Evil explore gender roles Heinlein had strong, intelligent female characters such as Pee Wee from Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, and multi-ethnic protagonists such as Johnnie Rico from Starship Troopers, who is Puerto Rican.
I would say two fit this bill for different reasons. The first is an almost guilty pleasure…
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