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Robert A. Heinlein (1907 – 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of the genre.

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Does "Jerry Was a Man" present a positive or negative view of civil rights?

"Jerry Was a Man" is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1947, ten years before the 1957 Civil Rights Act in the United States. The story follows a court case where it is being ...
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In "Orphans of the Sky", what does the society's treatment of women indicate about the society?

In Heinlein's Orphans of the Sky, the people on the Ship treat women as if they're not people. There are references to "naming" their women like dogs, they make deals with father and husband, and are, ...
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Is Mike an anarchist in *The Moon is a Harsh Mistress*?

In the later parts of Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, we find out that Manny and Prof are motivated by their anarchist political beliefs. They argue for these beliefs in the new ...
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