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Dec 3, 2011 9:47 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Much of Heinlein's early works were done for pulp magazines.
Tons of wordy (hey they got paid by the word) Juvenile/Young Adult stuff.
Most written for teen boys. (Like 6th Column )
He maintained a rather stereotypical Male/Female (by today's standards) attitude through to the end.

And he did have rather strong female characters attributed to the influence of his wife Jenny.
His men were men, his women were women but not in a negative way if that makes sense.
By the mid/late 60's he introduced sexual situations (unheard of in Si-Fi and most mainstream fiction at the time) and in affect grew up.

A good first read would be Podkayne of Mars.
Here he stretched his legs and wrote as a young girl in first person.
Try to find the authors original version. The ending was changed on most early publications.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis

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