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3. Heinlein

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Perhaps the most controversial science fiction author, he has most commonly been criticized for being "a fascist." Quite incorrect; this usually comes from people who aren't quite communists but think he's way too right-wing for their liking. I don't think real fascists would find him much to their liking either, in light of his attitudes towards individual freedom (he approved of the idea of individual freedom). Accusations of racism are also common, which is quite interesting in that the main characters of several notable books are non-white ([Starship Troopers], [The Cat who Walks Thru Walls], probably (but less clearly) [The Moon is a Harsh Mistress]).

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