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Stefinitely Maybe
09-10-2008, 03:38 PM
This (http://kk.org/ct2/2008/09/heinleins-fan-mail-solution.php) is great. The science fiction writer Robert Heinlein (whose name defies the "i before e except after c" rule TWICE) used to receive so much fan mail that he was unable to reply to each letter, but didn't want to ignore everyone either, so he created this form:

http://kk.org/ct2/heinlein.jpg

After reading each letter, he'd tick the appropriate box on the form and then send it back.

psychic friend
09-10-2008, 03:46 PM
so rad

chairmenmeow47
09-10-2008, 03:46 PM
that is awesome. i now want to make one for turning down dates, lol.

marooko
09-10-2008, 04:28 PM
what about Mrs. ?

SoulDischarge
09-10-2008, 04:41 PM
what about Mrs. ?

The rest of the Mysterians thought she was interfering in the creative process too much, so they sent her to Siberia.

suprefan
09-10-2008, 05:53 PM
So did you make one yet stef?

TomAz
09-10-2008, 09:20 PM
what about Mrs. ?


The rest of the Mysterians thought she was interfering in the creative process too much, so they sent her to Siberia.

where she cried. cried cried cried.

PotVsKtl
09-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Heinlein solved the world's problems in 1961 and nobody noticed.

TomAz
09-10-2008, 09:48 PM
Heinlein solved the world's problems in 1961 and nobody noticed.


Heinlein's 1961 classic was the first science-fiction title to become a New York Times bestseller.

apparently they just weren't paying attention.

PotVsKtl
09-10-2008, 09:51 PM
Tom, I know where your kidneys live.

TomAz
09-10-2008, 09:56 PM
right next to my liver.

bballarl
09-10-2008, 09:58 PM
That is really great.

mountmccabe
09-10-2008, 09:58 PM
Actually we rearranged the jars, your liver was clashing with your gall bladder.

TomAz
09-10-2008, 10:01 PM
feng shui.

amyzzz
09-11-2008, 11:08 AM
This alone makes me want to give him another chance and read another book. I've read a couple of his novels, and they seem so dated and sexist.

mountmccabe
09-11-2008, 11:29 AM
They are sexist. But they're certainly several steps up from not only earlier generations of Sci Fi (I couldn't read a third of that EE Smith novel I tried) but even much that was contemporary.

I'd say that his early work (50s) was dated even when it was new; his best work (mostly 60s) is certainly worthwhile. If you can get past the sexism.

amyzzz
09-11-2008, 11:32 AM
Thanks, John. I've argued with Randy over this, and it's nice to see someone else agree with me. (damnit, where is Randy??)

RotationSlimWang
09-11-2008, 10:59 PM
Thanks, John. I've argued with Randy over this, and it's nice to see someone else agree with me. (damnit, where is Randy??)

Avoiding conversations with morons who think Heinlein's novels were sexist. His female characters are about the only smart women I've ever seen depicted, in real life or fiction.