Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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I had heard for years that there was more to Heinlein's "The Number of the Beast" than had actually hit the presses. The suggestion that this material might actually get included in the Virginia Edition was one of the things that convinced me to go ahead and buy it.

Of course, it didn't end up there, but the full run of Heinlein juveniles made good bedtime reading for K for a long period of time. I need to get those back from her...

Anyway, it turns out that the material is an alternate version of about 3/4 of "The Number of the Beast", telling a completely different story starting about 1/4 of the way into the book. It has finally escaped into print and a copy of the novel, "The Pursuit of the Pankera", is sitting on my desk taunting me.

I have a great many things that I need to be doing.

And this is probably the only bit of original Heinlein that I haven't read.

Decisions, decisions...
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