“Lazarus Long is exactly how I imagine Heinlein. I think I actually formed this opinion of him long before I ever read a LL book.
My first exposure to Heinlein was in Oakland or Berkeley. I was trying to buy some Warhammer 40k trash and the store owner MADE me buy Starship Troopers along with my pathetic demons-n-lasers stuff.
Point being that I get a visceral thrill from having my own built up preseumptions proven true, even if in fictional form.”