Variable Star

Variable Star

Book - 2006
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Publisher: New York : Tor, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765313126
076531312X
Branch Call Number: SF Hei
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Spider

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JackPurcell
Feb 11, 2015

Better than it would have been if RAH, himself, had finished it off during waning years of his career.

unbalancedbutfair Aug 14, 2013

I was unsure how I would like it. Heinlein's masterpieces like stranger in a strange land, the moon is harsh mistress, and starship troopers are some of my favorite books. The idea of someone else writing for him, even if following an extensive outline, filled me with trepidation. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly and deeply surprised. In fact, I would say that it was better than Heinlein in his latest years would have been. This work feels like the Heinlein in his prime. Good sci fi, written recently, I was all but convinced such a thing was an urban myth.

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alehto
Feb 06, 2013

Spider Robinson did a great job of writing a book (based on detailed notes from Heinlein for a book he never wrote) that feels much like Heinlein. An entertaining hard science fiction book.

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ravensview
May 05, 2011

Nice combination of styles from the two authors. Young boy, struggling for identity, heads off into space on epic adventure. At end finds himself, and his true love. No sex of course, barely a kiss. Our group did find this long-winded in places, but decided that happened often with Spider Robinson. There is an interesting Afterword - at the end - that describes the process of being chosen for, and writing, and editing this book.

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lclark
Jun 21, 2010

In the midst of a typically twisty sci-fi tale come references to the power of music that brought tears to my eyes.

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