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Baernin 10-28-2009 04:20 PM

Heinlien? polyamorous author.
I'm not certain if I have the spelling correct or not, but I was wondering if anyone here has read his work. He wrote many works which feature polyamorous charactors, such as "Time Enough For Love", "Friday", "Stranger ina Strange Land" and "I Will Fear No Evil", among many others. When I first read his work I didn't really think it would work in real life, but as I'd never been a relationship at the time I reserved judgement. I was of course, a very wise fifteen year old;);) I was wondering again, if anyone else had read his work and what they thought. I was also curious if anyone knows if he had real world experience with what he was talking about. Mainly because I'm very curious about situations where the realtionships work. It's easy to find stories about where it hasn't after all.:) Anyway, looking forward to what anyone has to say.

greenearthal 10-28-2009 05:55 PM

For a while I was actively editing the Polyamory article on Wikipedia. I split off the list of famous polyamorous people into a new article and Hienlein was included in the list before I got there. Another editor subsequently came and decimated the list citing Wikipedia's rules about requiring sources. Heinlein and a whole bunch of other people were removed at this point. None of the editors of the articles have been able to find any sources to say the Heinlein was polyamorous in actuality so he has never been added back to the list.

He is clearly a foundation block upon which the modern polyamory movement are built and is cited by many of the multi-decade polyamorists.

Fidelia 10-28-2009 07:31 PM

Man o' man, do I grok me some Heinlein! :D

AutumnalTone 10-29-2009 03:10 AM

Check out "Grumbles From the Grave." I believe the book covers his views on polyamory, which he did advocate. I'll have to see if I still have my copy.

Legion 10-29-2009 06:29 AM

I love Heinlein, and I'm pretty sure his books had some influence on me and my own ideas about love and what is possible. I have used Stranger In a Strange Land examples not a few times when trying to explain poly to people. That and my food analogies.

WaywardDruid 10-29-2009 03:08 PM

3 points for Legion he spelt Roberts Name Right.
That's Heinlein.

Met Robert in Santa Cruz at a book signing.

He lived at Bonny Dune not far from us.

A man after my own heart, the father of Poly.

Just Me,

Baernin 10-29-2009 04:45 PM

"Grumbles from the Grave"? I'll have to look it up. Thanks for all the input people. I have to admit, he was pretty influential to me as well. and give me some credit too pretty pretty please? I knew at least that I hadn't spelled it correctly. That's got be worth something, maybe one point instead of three. ;)

greenearthal 10-29-2009 09:47 PM

Here's a point. Don't spend it all in one place.

BexyandBen 10-30-2009 01:59 AM

Heinlein was my favorite author growing up. I've read nearly everything he's written. He had very divergent and different viewpoints on family life in general.

Fidelia 10-30-2009 03:15 AM


Originally Posted by WaywardDruid (Post 10493)
3 points for Legion he spelt Roberts Name Right.

Do I get 3 too?

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