He truly is.
I've read most of his work (including Time Enough for Love and Methuselah's Children). I was in the midst of rereading after having introduced my girlfriend (relsqui
) to Heinlein. I could think of only one book better for the task (I have a strange fondness for "Job: A Comedy of Justice") and it isn't sci-fi, so I "settled" for TEFL.
One of the beautiful things about it is it's about as far as you can get from hard sci-fi without not being sci-fi. Sure, it's in the future. Sure there's the obligatory flying car and whatnot, but the stories are very much about people, not mankind. He doesn't quite have the same sensory feel as William Gibson, but he more than makes up for it with his wonderful, wonderful dialogue 8)
I was poking around your userinfo for fun and making guesses at how you know me. Did you travel here randomly or are you acquainted with sakiroa
? You two are somewhat in the same area and certainly overlap some non-zero brainspace.
Looking further in your userinfo, I see so many interests that I cut out of my listing because it had gotten too long. Tesla, Lovecraft, and Thompson along with Discordianism hopped out at me ; )
All hail eris ; )