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  •  To me, it came across (1+ / 0-)
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    quarkstomper

    as unrealistic and frankly creepy.  Worse, he's so blithe about it, and so casual, and there's so much father/daughter incest in the Howard Family books, that for me at least any shock value is lost in wondering just why Heinlein chose to use that particular trope over and over and over again rather than something else that's equally taboo.

    I'm sure you're right about challenging the reader, but the sheer repetition, and the sheer volume, of this particular trope in Heinlein's fiction bothers me greatly.  This is not likely to change.

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