Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2014; $45.00 tpb; 221 pages
The Heritage of Heinlein is mainly the work of Joe Sanders, though revered scholar Thomas D. Clareson produced drafts of the first three chapters (about a quarter of the text) before his death in 1993. These chapters cover Heinlein’s long-unpublished For Us, The Living, written in 1938 but not finally issued in print until 2003, and his early fiction through to the mid-1940s. Sanders completed the project, which involved editing Clareson’s work and writing chapters to cover Heinlein’s oeuvre from the Scribner juveniles (1947–1958) to the 1980s. Despite this unusual history, The Heritage of Heinlein appears seamless.