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The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Many readers fondly remember Pete (Petronius) the cat's character in
this story. It's unclear how many readers are troubled by Ricky's
My wife likes this story. The only thing on the cover that troubles
my modest sister-in-law is the old school hairdo. 20,684 Goodreads
reviewers give this story an average rating of 4.01 out of 5.
For some reason, in the 2010s age differences between romantic partners has
become the new Absolute Evil.
Calling what Daniel did "grooming" is roughly the same as calling a speeding
In 2010 Jo Walton shared her epiphany about the story's creepiness, as
she saw it, in retrospect.  Walton at least had the grace to admit
that, on whole, _Door_ is a good story. She resisted the temptation to
hastily cast it down into the ninth circle of Heinleinian Hell, next to
_Farnum's Freehold_ and _I Will Fear No Evil_ (which anecdotal evidence
suggests remains popular, particularly with females).
Anyhow, the airing of Walton's grievance may have been a seminal
event that set into motion the mad mod mob of morose marching moralists,
who got into line to chastise RAH fen once again.
The myriad marching moralists are now woke and see grooming behind
every tree. Although written by a woman, _The Time Traveler's Wife_
(Niffenegger), is not exempt and is also held up to receive its very own
Two Minutes Hate.
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