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Asimov, de Camp and Heinlein at the Naval Air Experimental Station

I came across an interesting tidbit a while ago, while reading something about Robert Heinlein: he served as a researcher during World War II, alongside fellow SF authors Isaac Asimov and L. Sprague de Camp. At the NAES, they all worked on various experimental projects, working in the high-tech, cutting edge of R&D that’s so often portrayed in the genre at the time. It’s a neat story, one that tells quite a bit about each of the authors.

Read all about it over on Kirkus Reviews: Asimov, de Camp and Heinlein at the Naval Air Experimental Station.

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Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at www.andrewliptak.com and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

1 Comment on Asimov, de Camp and Heinlein at the Naval Air Experimental Station

  1. Hi Andrew, this topic was also the subject of Paul Malmont’s novel The Astounding, The Amazin and the Unknown, reivew on SFSignal http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/07/review_the_astounding_the_amazing_and_the_unknown_by_paul_malmont/

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