Reply to post: Re: "written at the height of the Cold War by a veteran with a fascism fetish."

Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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Re: "written at the height of the Cold War by a veteran with a fascism fetish."

"[...] he described himself as a libertarian, [...]"

It always surprised me that some people in the 1980/90s seemed to regard him as misogynist. Several of his novels had strong women characters - notably "The Glory Road".

IIRC "Stranger in a Strange Land" was a reworking of the story of Jesus Christ. Its main character's liberal attitudes to sex*** were guaranteed to upset the US religious right.

***I would have to reread it to be sure that women's equality and eco-friendly attitudes were definitely espoused too.

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