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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

A New Robert A. Heinlein Book to be Published.

https://www.arcmanormagazines.com/six-six-six

Phoenix Pick recently announced that, working with the Heinlein Prize Trust, they have been able to reconstruct the complete text of an unpublished novel written by Robert A. Heinlein.

Heinlein wrote this as an alternate text for THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST. This text of approximately 185,000 words largely mirrors the first third of the published text, but then deviates completely with an entirely different story-line and ending.

The alternate text, especially the ending, is much more in line with traditional Heinlein books, and moves away from many of the controversial aspects of the published THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST.


There has been speculation over the years about a possible alternate text, and the reason it was written, particularly since one book is not just a redo of the other ─ these are two completely different books.​


Really looking forward to this. Beast started out great, but then went sideways.

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ChazInAz Monday #1
PoindexterOglethorpe 23 hrs ago #2

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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:49 PM

1. He lost me.

That book confirmed my suspicion that Heinlein's career had ended several novels previously.

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Sun Mar 17, 2019, 12:42 PM

2. I likewise doubt I will be interested in reading it.

His last few books were very disturbing. He comes across as a pedophile in more than one.

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