I finished this book over a month ago and had a hard time remembering everything that happened! I started writing book reviews to remember books but alas when I get too far behind they kinda defeat the point. But I started this book in the run up to the Olympics. Reading about America as this horrible militarist theocracy seemed very appropriate. I really enjoyed the first story though I felt a bit let down that so much of the action happened "off screen". It was also interesting in the second story to see how the revolution failed. The third story was totally disconected and as it was so short seemed kinda uninteresting. I know it relates to later Heinlein stories but without having read those it did little on its own. Still it was a nice enjoyable scifi that even though it was written decades ago could still be seen as relevant today....Continua
the book contains a short novel (or a long short-story), and two short stories.
the short novel, 'if this goes on' is the best of the three. at least, before the end, when it kind of give in and lose some steam.
but it's classic heinlein 100%.
the second story, 'coventry' made me think it had something to do with the city of coventry in england, but it doesn't. the story is not that great and you easily find out what's going on before getting to the end.
the story, 'misfit', i already read in italian and didn't like it at all. it tasted dull, flat. i don't know if this version has been edited with respect to the other one. it seems a little bit better, but yet not good enough for a writer like RAH.