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Originally posted by cbianchi513
reply to post by Gawdzilla
I couldn't agree with you more... I'm assuming you're referring to the moon being originally a prison colony in the book?
Another thing I found interesting... Today I saw a thread on a kinetic energy weapon, space based...
Heinlein really covered all the bases.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
Heinlein was a major proto-libertarian philosophical influence on me, too. Despite various later divergences from his 'simple, common sense' explanations of political realities (eg, the ignoring of the potential of wilful abuse of fascist psychological manipulation by an inner elite in Starship Troopers), I still consider him one of my greatest influences of political thought, next to Jefferson.
I've been trying to find a short story of his that I remember, "Breakages, Inc,", which describes the corporatist repression of innovation, in the 1940s. Something to do with the "shipstone" free-energy technology. I have not been able to find a single copy or reference of it online! Has anyone else read that story?