Awesome! Congratulations; the high praise aside, just finishing a novel is bloody hard work.
I haven't been able to read it, just the preview; but I certainly will once I can get this online payment nonsense figured out. That said, I can see the parallels and why your writing would be compared with Mr. Heinlein's. The colloquial, conversational style reminds me a great deal of Manny's 1st-person monologue in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The thing about Heinlein is he bounced around a lot
, changing his writing style from book to book. Mistress
is radically different from Stranger In a Strange Land
, for instance. Starship Troopers
shared the 1st-person format with Mistress
, but both its syntax and underlying philosophy is vastly different. He drifts easily from Young Adult (Have Spacesuit, Will Travel
) to outright erotica (the Number of the Beast
). I could
picture RAH penning a space adventure about a young pilot-for-hire from his point of view.
Can't wait to read the rest of it; can't wait to get my own up on Kindle as well (About 50 pages from the end...been there for about a year. Sheesh!) so your book is a real inspiration.