OLLI at Clemson Presents The Influential Writings of Robert. A. Heinlein
“First among equals” with his contemporaries Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein was long known as the “dean of American science fiction writers.” Controversial
and influential, he transcended his genre and helped bring science fiction out of the “pulp ghetto” and into the mainstream of American literature. Within the framework of his stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed specific social themes: the value of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. OLLI at Clemson Presents The Influential Writings of Robert. A. Heinlein, a course meeting March 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center.