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The Ishmael Network Reading List

    These resources are suggested by readers. Ishmael Network members can add their suggested readings by logging into their record here... Please note that this list is neither compiled nor reviewed by Daniel Quinn. It should not be assumed, therefore, that he either endorses these books or agrees with the comments made about them. This statement holds true for the Ishmael Webmaster as well.... As of Thursday, October 18, 2018 there are 57 books in the suggested reading list that start with S. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • Sacred Balance by David suzuki has been suggested by Ishmael Network member david Fiske...and david has this to say about the book: "Most moving and scientific "proof" that all life is One and We ARE the environment. It had me crying in parts."
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  • Sacred Land, Sacred Sex, Rapture of the Deep by Delores LeChapelle has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jon Haloin...and Jon has this to say about the book: "This book offers some real solutions to the eternal question of "what to do." It shows an understading of the place you inhabit as "sacred" is essential to appreciating life. Her discussion of ritual revelals many of the specifics of how leaver communites are able work."
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  • Sarum, the Novel of England by Edward Rutherfurd has been suggested by Ishmael Network member K Mattern...and K has this to say about the book: "Edward Rutherfurd's book is an impressive work of art and story-telling, spanning the history and prehistory of England and related as part anthropological study, part history, part novel with all the color and characterization we expect from a multi-generational novel, and it is very well written. Beautifully written. In the first two chapters, he shows us neolithic and mesolithic hunter-gatherers who are recognizably 'modern' humans - no caveman grunts or poor syntax here - these are smart people with emotions and all the other intellectual features of modern humans (homo sapiens sapiens). In chapter two, the hunter-gatherers meet their first Takers, and show the kind of strategies of accomodation which ultimately absorb these Leavers into the Takers' clan, which Quinn describes in Ishmael and the Story of B. Rutherfurd writes all of this brilliantly. In chapter three he describes the kinds of sacrifices that happened at Stonehenge and some of the growing social mores of the Takers' culture, while situating the building of the new circle of taller gray stones in its own time-setting (the henge had already been there for 800 years). Sarum is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in England, and I think Rutherfurd has given us a tour de force with this book while illustrating many of the cultural principles Quinn explores. The first few chapters are particularly good for this purpose."
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  • Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Chris Holbert...and Chris has this to say about the book: "Great insight into the public school system, specifically inner-city schools."
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  • Savages and Civilization by Jack Weatherford has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Gus Steeves...and Gus has this to say about the book: "Intercultural contact promotes evolution. Isolation promotes cultural stagnation and decay. We all know that, or should. But for millennia, city folk have gradually been forgetting that crucial fact, gradually devouring other peoples and nature itself, despite the fact that tribal peoples often made their lives possible. That's Weatherford's basic thesis, and he uses examples from all over the world -- many of them places he visited during his anthropological studies -- to prove it. Agriculture, animal domestication, cities, industry... all of them have given us positive and negative things. The problem is that we have yet to come to terms with how profoundly each of them changed how we approach each other and the world. Given that we still haven't handled agriculture well, it's not surprising the others continue to be problems. DQ has the same basic theory, but Weatherford provides evidence, evidence, and more evidence. But he also adds that civilization's dominance is already proving it's undoing. "The nation-state absorbed the remaining tribal people ... swallowed them but could not digest them. ...We should not mistake this one act (modern civilzation's dominance) for the whole drama of human history, nor should we assume that the present act is the final one just because it is before us at this moment. Much came before us and much remains to be enacted.""
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  • Secrets Of Sacred Space by Chuck Pettis has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "Again, like Stone Circle by Rob Roy, learning about how and why our ancestors did the things they did may just open our eyes as to how they saw the world. This in turn could give us a new vision to follow that does not put us at odds with the world. Besides, this is just a plan fun topic for me."
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  • Secrets of the Talking Jaguar by Martin Prechtel has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kerry Ratza...and Kerry has this to say about the book: "autobiography of Martin Prechtel-the story of his life with the Maya in Guatemala and tribal living!"
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  • Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: a Mayan Shaman's Journey to the Heart of the Indigenous Soul by Martin Prechtel has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bill Finney...and Bill has this to say about the book: "This book is about "keeping the interconnectedness of life alive by remembering". It is also about humans as one of the myriad living beings sustained by the earth in the law of life."
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  • Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James Scott has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Meritt...and Mark has this to say about the book: "An excellent account of how the best laid plans fail when a short-term, non-system view is taken. Almost a companion piece to Tenner's "Why Things Bite Back.""
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  • Self Made Man by Jonathan Kingdon has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Gavin Hadaller...and Gavin has this to say about the book: "A rather heavy read for the layperson, it covers the evolution of mankind alongside his technology from an archeological perspective. "Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction?" Kingdon is Professor of Zoology at Oxford University and an internationally known expert on evolution (even though the Kansas State school board hates it)he is a research scientist in primatology and evolutionary biology and is a regular visitor to Africa and the Middle East. His ideas and theories are powerful as well as insightful. If you read only one book about human evolution, read this one."
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  • Seven Life Lessons of Chaos by John Briggs has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zachary Vogt...and Zachary has this to say about the book: "Giving the philosophical application of chaos theory, it helps do develop a mind aware of the world around it."
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  • SEX AT DAWN by Christopher Ryan, Ph Cacilda Jethá, M.D. has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Destry G....and Destry has this to say about the book: "It's a supra-cultural exploration of a THE primary adult human behavioral motivation: our mating instincts. It is meant to do for our conception of human adulthood what Quinn's writings on education have hopefully begun to do for our conception of human adolescence: namely, to revolutionize it."
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  • Shadow Dancing in the U.S.A. by Michael Ventura has been suggested by Ishmael Network member David Kaar...and David has this to say about the book: "Similar world wiew, deep cultural criticism, "What comes after A.D.?" "Christianism" Excellent and thought provoking collection of Essays, current essays in Austin Chronicle - alternative weekly of Austin, Texas. Ventura's column "LETTERS AT 3 AM" appears every other week."
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  • Shadows in the Sun : Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire by Wade Davis has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Paul Lopez...and Paul has this to say about the book: "Wade Davis an anthropologist/ethno botanist trained at Harvard visits tribes of leaver peoples, and others. Gave me a more personal feel of the differences between leaver and taker life. This book made these peoples more real in my mind, not just an idea."
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  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Meritt...and Mark has this to say about the book: "A great, in-depth exploration of non-human animals, especially other primates, showing that there is nothing that is truly unique about humans - a thought at the center of Quinn's work."
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  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors- a Search For Who We Are by Carl Sagan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jim Emerson...and Jim has this to say about the book: "Carl Sagan presents the history of our planet from the Big Bang until the present day, emphasizing the interrelatedness of all life on earth. There is a great chapter on the everyday life of a chimpanzee troup that is a little too humanlike for comfort. It was the basis if a sermon I delivered to my UU church in 1993"
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  • Shattering the Myths of Darwinism by Richard Milton has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Richard Matwichuk...and Richard has this to say about the book: "Describes various flaws in neo-Darwinist evolutionary theory from a scientific viewpoint. Led me to believe that Darwin and his modern-day followers are only partly correct in their views."
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  • Shibumi by . Trevanian has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Pax Rolfe...and Pax has this to say about the book: "It tells the story of a man who has found no place in society and creates his own world removed, while doing battle with mother culture, amazingly enough, refered to as the mother company in the book."
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  • Shikasta by Doris Lessing has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Eilidh Benedetti...and Eilidh has this to say about the book: "The science fictionalised here is probably social anthropology, and while it is a grim look at a possible, very realistically possible future, it is one of those important books that can haunt you for years to come... There is a cycle of four and I didn't look to see any others of her works being posted, but if you do read it, I'd like to hear what you think of the concept of 'the necessity'"
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  • Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop them All by Brian Czech has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Alan Thornhill...and Alan has this to say about the book: "If Ishmael were an economist, this is how he would write a book about our culture and what to do about it. Brian is 'B' -- whether he knows it or not. This is a must-read for all..."
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  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephen Irvin...and Stephen has this to say about the book: "Search for wisdom"
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  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michael Duren...and Michael has this to say about the book: "The main character throughout the book is forced to give up his greedy life style and return to his life as a shaman. Similar to how the "Takers" need to give up having war with the world, and need to live a life without greed for riches."
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  • Silent Spring by Racheal Carson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bayard McKenzie...and Bayard has this to say about the book: "This book began a huge environmental movement and influenced many environmental decisions and the universal goal of 'sustainable development'"
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  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Alan Thornhill...and Alan has this to say about the book: "This is the book that started the environmental movement in the US."
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  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ryan Curtis...and Ryan has this to say about the book: "Non-totalitarian agriculture"
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  • Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Derbhile Fabie...and Derbhile has this to say about the book: "This book will open another door."
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  • Slapstick : Or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jay Fowler...and Jay has this to say about the book: "All of Vonnegut's books are fun and witty. He has a obbsession with extended families (a type of tribal lifestyle). This book shows a fun way to dismantle taker culture and create a sustainable life for us humans. Read it and you to can be Bison 13"
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  • Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Melissa Reyes...and Melissa has this to say about the book: "After you read this book you will never look at a piece of meat the same way again! You will be educated on how unclean and dangerous Slaughterhouses really are and the dangers workers tackle every day there.... Inhumane Treatment doesn't do it justice, Unbelievable Blinded Apathy is more like it... Read this if you give a damn how infectious and greedy the USDA is!"
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  • Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice by Stephanie Golden has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Heather Fiebing...and Heather has this to say about the book: "A thorough look at how totalitarian agricultural society has impacted women's roles in communities and how it impacts their relationships."
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  • Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jonathan Cohen...and Jonathan has this to say about the book: "An exploration of sustainability and the relationship between economics, environment, technology, and human welfare."
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  • Small is Beautiful by E.F. Shumancher has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephanie Bailey...and Stephanie has this to say about the book: "This book is about "Economics as if people mattered" written by a BUDDHIST economist. Almost paradoxical, yes - but a great way of thinking. It has statistical informtion about how we are eating up our resources at a fast rate and how you can not measure humans by Gross Domestic Product. It has a chapter about an actual society created that is limited civilization based on these Buddhist economic ideas."
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  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nathan Helm-Burger...and Nathan has this to say about the book: "This book, although a work of fiction, is a fairly accurate extension of the trends we see in society today. It poses a view of the future when all the large governments are dissolved into small idependent tribes, but corporate-owned and controlled tribes. It also presents the mostly fictional concept of society itself being a giant "Metavirus" made up of a conglomeration of mind viruses (which are real) which are made up of memes. It makes you think twice about trustingly, thoughtlessly, using the internet, and watching TV."
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  • Solaris by Stanislav Lem has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Heike Rohde...and Heike has this to say about the book: "One of my all time favourites. I first read it 20 years ago and I still read it from time to time. One of the best novels showing the arrogance and dumbness of our culture. And the most wonderful and poetic horror-story-science-fiction-books I know. You see, I'm unable to describe it. But in the end you'll understand why we'll never be able to understand other cultures or other kinds of intelligence if we don't give up our strange idea we're the most wonderful creation ever."
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  • Solviva by Anna Eadey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michele Nix...and Michele has this to say about the book: "It teaches ways to live more sustainably, not relying on outside agencies for utilities, etc. Growing food - using bunnies & chickens for body heat to heat the greenhouse in winter, etc."
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  • Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Raven Taylor...and Raven has this to say about the book: "fresh perspective on the evolution of soul consciousness while remaining grounded in our practical day-to-day experiences. Your experiences are not your life."
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  • Spiritual Life Savers by Gloria Benish has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Phyllis Linton...and Phyllis has this to say about the book: "The author of this book is a spiritual healer and has been assisting others to heal themselves for over 16 years now. Miracles abound in Gloria Benish's life and in the lives of those she helps as she is One with the consciousness of God most of the time...she is an instrument...a tool for God to use. If we want to create a new world with sharing, compassion and love in abundance we have to also help ourselves. We are all *healers*...we all have the ability to heal ourselves and assist others to heal themselves."
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  • Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future by Hank Wesselman has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Myra Lou Harris...and Myra Lou has this to say about the book: "Hank Wesselman writes about visions he has received regarding our future. We return to our Leaver roots, and are forced to find ways other than technological to deal and cope with our surroundings and each other."
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  • Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jaret Forman...and Jaret has this to say about the book: "Everything starts with individual accountability. Isn't that the main thing we've lost as a mass growing culture, peoples sense of worth, how we fit in to the big picture? Agriculture made it possible and now we are in a state of such growth that it's everyone for themselves, instead of for the community. Mass religions always seemed to me to be a great way to control the masses, or mass growth. Make the people accountable to something bigger than themselves instead of to themselves. We all know that to fix things we all have to be in on it, each of us at a personal level. Let's start by understanding how our own bodies work. Our over all health and how we are in control of it, not eating what were told to and getting the medicine that we're told to take. Let's be our own doctors. Let's take care of ourselves. This is a great book for understanding one's health and what is available out there. It's the Ishmael to understanding your own health."
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  • Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nic Mason...and Nic has this to say about the book: "Written in 1968, Stand on Zanzibar is a prediction of what the future may have held for America and the world as a whole. Set in around 2010 the surprising thing about the book is not how much the author got wrong, but how his vision became a reality much sooner than he forsaw. This relates to Daniel Quinn's works because it acts as a counterpoint. To have seen how accurately someone in the past could have predicted current trends suggests that maybe we should pay more attention to the ideas presented in DQ's books"
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  • Star Man's son, 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kenneth Fusco...and Kenneth has this to say about the book: "Written in 1952 this is my favorite classic sci-fi story. Humanity destroys itself and much of the world. But a few survive and life slowly creeps and crawls back into motion again. Only this time without the overwhelming opposition of an active "Taker" Mother Culture. A few nightmarish reminders of the past (cannibal mutants) are left which the sparse tribes of humans must contend with. But their biggest threat is each other. The story is mainly the struggle of a variety of tribal cultures of the future faced with either taking or leaving behind once and for all the ways of their ancestors(which is to say: you and I), those who in the story blew up the world. Needless to say it has a happy ending, though it is a close call."
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  • Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Melissa Reyes...and Melissa has this to say about the book: "Revolution for the hell of it: need I say more?"
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  • Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse has been suggested by Ishmael Network member chris stapley...and chris has this to say about the book: "This is a richly intimate journey into the soul of an individual who is tormented internally with regards to ´how to live´. Essentially, the main character is a revolutionary spirit who detests EVERYTHING about his culture, and his personal challenge of how to satisfy his soul without living COMPLETELY outside of society is the premise, which you won´t soon forget. The writing, as always with Hesse, is poetic yet powerful, and the struggle of one individual to live against seemingly everyone and everything in his society is a theme which readers of Quinn will undoubtedly be able to identify with. Simply, a GEM! Read it, and/or anything else by Hesse (who, incidentally, Quinn cites at the very beginning of ´Ishmael´)."
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  • Steps Toward Inner Peace by Peace Pilgrim has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bill Mason...and Bill has this to say about the book: "An example of someone who "walked away.""
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  • Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Adam LaMontagne...and Adam has this to say about the book: "Tom Robbins' books should be read in conjunction with the wonderful books of Daniel Quinn. Robbins' novels describe the world in a way which Daniel Quinn would approve. He opens your mind and opens your heart. A wonderful read."
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  • Stolen Continents by Ronald Wright has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bruce Wilkinson...and Bruce has this to say about the book: "Relates to The Story of B. Tells how European invaders stole the Americas, through the eyes of Indian tribes, from 1492 to present. Powerful, insightful, loads of historical references, a "can't put it down" read..."
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  • Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply by Vandana Shiva has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ruth Amundsen...and Ruth has this to say about the book: "About how large corporate giants like Monsanto are raping the world and making it legal."
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  • Stone Circles: A Modern Builders Guide To The Megalithic Revival by Rob Roy has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "The construction techniques presented in this book alone are fascinating enough to warrant reading it. But it's the stories and interviews with Modern Megalith builders other than the author which inspired me to look into archaelogy, anthropology, tribal structure, and primitive technology. Primitive humans were part of the community of life on this planet, they possessed a knowledge of how to live that we, they descendants, are struggling to re-discover. To this end, I recommend this book as part of the puzzle that might for some of you give you some idea of how our ancestors viewed the world."
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  • Strange Days on Planet Earth by It is a video series by Sea Studios http://www.seastudios.com/pages/livingma has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jennifer Freeman...and Jennifer has this to say about the book: "Im sorry that this is not a book and I hope I am not breaking rules here. Its a video series on PBS and begins tonight 4-20 on PBS at 8pm PST"
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  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Lea Merritt...and Lea has this to say about the book: "Presents alternative ways to look at life. Forces questioning of any culture or belief system, but specifically American. Helps to present a graspable alternative to our culture and shows the meeting between it and American culture, thereby promoting individuals' better ability to understand other cultures, and their interrelations. Points out weaknesses and seemingly inadvertent negative effects of American cultural standpoints on members' views toward other cultures."
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  • Stranger In A Strange Land The Original Uncut Version by Robert Heinlein has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "I noticed that Stranger had already been recommended by another member. This is a recommendation for the recently released Original Uncut Version of Stranger In A Strange Land. Many of you may not realize that before it was first published, Heinlein's publishers asked him to cut almost a full quarter of his original story because some of the scenes might then have been offensive to the public. This resulted in the first published version being a wholey different story from what he had originally conceived of. Thanks to a change in publishing laws, Virginia Heinlein was able to get Robert's original manuscript published in full. If you haven't read it yet, you're in for a few surprises."
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