On Wednesday, February 29, at 10:00 PM, the Science Channel will present its program, Prophets of Science Fiction, with my favorite science-fiction author, Robert Heinlein, as the subject of that evening’s program. I will be in Florida, hopefully snoozing after a busy, busy day in the Epcot Center. But for anyone who is interested in learning about the role Robert Heinlein played in the development of science-fiction writing, this will be the program to see.
Robert Heinlein wrote many science-fiction short stories, at the beginning of his career, for magazines such as Amazing Stories, a pulp sci-fi magazine of the forties and fifties. He later switched to novels, of which he wrote 34, for which he received five Hugo award nominations, 4 more Hugo Awards, and the Nebula Award. These placed him solidly in the pantheon of science-fiction super-authors.
Anyway, I’ll be gone, but if you want to know something about who I am, you would likely do well to watch this program. And then, hopefully, I can see it in a rerun.