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Destinies: The Paperback Magazine of Science Fiction and Speculative Fact, Summer Edition 1980, Vol. 2 No. 3
Destinies The Paperback Magazine of Science Fiction and Speculative Fact Summer Edition 1980 Vol 2 No 3 Author:James Baen, editor THIS IS IT: THE HEINLEIN ISSUE — Welcome to this the Summer 1980 edition of DESTINIES, "The Heinlein Issue." That it contains nearly thrity thousand words by Mr. Heinlein, mostly in his own voice (as opposed to the voices of fictional characters) would be reason enough to call it that, but there is (as the saying goes) much, much more: — Spider Ro... more »binson contributes an essay on the wit and wisdom of R.A.H., which when delivered as Guest of Honor speech at the Northeast Regional SF Convention, drew a standing ovation. (The article was commissioned for publication in DESTINIES. As a bonus Spider plays us out with a song: Old Man Heinlein (He Just Keep Speculatin' Along).
But that's not all. One of the excerpts from EXPANDED UNIVERSE, "How to Be a Survivor," inspired us to commission a series by Dean Ing on nuclear survival. Part One, "Gimme Shelter!" assumes you have lots of time and motivation. After explaining why we are more vulnerable to a Soviet blitz than ever before, Dean shows step by step how to survive anything short of a direct hit. The next instalment, "Living Under Pressure," assumes you've ignored all the good advice in Part One: You are down wind from a strike and must build a shelter from common domestic materials--plastic bags, toilet paper, tape, cardboard boxes, etc. You're got four hours--go!
Also apropos to this Heinlein Issue is Charles Sheffield's "The Man who Stole the Moon." Mr. Heinlein's man, who sold the moon, was a light-hearted con artist--but serious times like these call for serious measures.
Is that all? It is not. To get everything in we had to expand to 352 pages, but it was worth it. How else could we have given you, in addition to all of the above, a novella by Dean Ing (cover story), as well as stories and articles by Larry Niven and Stephen Barnes, Jerry Pournelle (risque space-wear of the future), Norman Spinrad, and Frederik Pohl. Blus "The L-5 Review" and a story by an unknown that is one of the best things you will read this year.« less