Hello and welcome to another reading recommendation post. Once again, I'm reviewing a story from a known science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein. However, there isn't much science in this short story. It's a tale set in California that might as well be the California of Heinlein's or our time. The premise of the story is that a catastrophic earthquake has caused California to be flooded. The plot of the story focuses on the efforts of two men to save their own lives as well as those of two kids they found along the way. So, as fiction goes, this story isn't exactly 'hard science fiction.' Water is for Washing is a story that focuses on humanity and heroism. It asks the question: what does it mean to be a hero? In times of crises, sometimes we are surprised to find heroes among the least expected men. Indeed, this story has some typical Heinlein's subjects such as for example: duty, self-sacrifice and heroism. The story is well crafted and written.
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Hello dear readers! Today I'm back with more reading recommendations and reviews. I shall review two short stories from Robert A. Heinlein's. Both of them are from his The Green Hills of Earth/ The Menace From Earth short story collection. I have a copy of it at home and I often pick it up! In my last post I reviewed Delilah and the Space-Rigger, the first story in the copy I own. Today I'll review the second and the third short story in this book. DO YOU WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT ROBERT A.HEINLEIN'S WORKS? READ MORE OF MY REVIEWS: SHORT STORIES: DELILAH AND THE SPACE-RIGGER NOVELLAS: WALDO MAGIC INC. NOVELS: PODKANYE OF MARS , SPACE CADET , THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST , BEYOND THIS HORIZON , STARSHIP TROOPERS , THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS , THE ORPHAN'S OF THE SKY MY REVIEW FOR A SHORT STORY "SPACE JOCKEY" "Space Jockey" 4 /5 THE OPENING OF THE STORY: Originally published in on 26th of April, 1947, Space Jockey is set
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Hello readers and fellow bloggers! Today I'm back with another review. This time I'll be reviewing a short story rather than a whole book. I have a copy of Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth/ The Menace From Earth short story collection at home and sometimes I like to reread those classical SF stories of his. Moreover, short story collections are great if you're pressed for time because you can just pick them up and opt for just one story. The last book I recommended from Heinlein didn't have a strong female protagonist, so I'm making up for it today. The main reason why I've reread this story recently is because I'm considering making it a part of my ninth grade Reading curriculum (my students seem to like science fiction). I haven't decided on the latter. I might choose some other story of his to teach. Published in 1949 , Delilah and the Space- Rigger is a short story that is in many ways typical of Heinlein's future histories. I'm a