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14 April 2006 @ 12:40 pm
Drawing a blank...  
Drawing a blank, and I don't have any of my Heinlein books sitting around to check against, nor can I make the net tell me with any degree of certainty, so:

Can somebody conclusively verify or deny whether Lazarus Long's AI ship Dora referred to him as "Boss"? Memory is telling me she did, but I have been wrong once or twice in the past.

Thanks!
 
 
 
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kitmizkit on April 14th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
*points to bryant's response and says *pbpblbltlthtbt** Don't mess with me, bub. :)
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Patchchamois_shimi on April 14th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
I've been told his earlier writings aren't quite so dirty-old-man-wish-fulfillment, but I haven't really suffered the urge to see if I like them better than his later writings. Geck. :P
Bryantbryant on April 14th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
Lazarus modelled the personality of his ship (the Dora) after the Dora he married on the colony planet. Minerva was actually Ira Weatheral's computer's AI -- she duplicated her memories onto the Dora at some point, and that duplicate took the name Athena.

I admit to having to look that up. It's probably best that I don't reread those books; I'd hate to lose the fond misty memories.
Bryantbryant on April 14th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Yes, she did. Page 90 of the 1987 Ace paperback, she refers to him as Boss.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0441810764/ref=sib_rdr_prev2_ex90/002-0821898-7127265?%5Fencoding=UTF8&keywords=boss&p=S032&twc=27&checkSum=JXLgg4mTPzmCe4fnkJKVBV1MA7nTDMICNp5%2FNwn1w3Q%3D#reader-page

That may work as a link for you, not sure. But you can do a "Search in Book" on Amazon to find it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0441810764
kitmizkit on April 14th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Lady Doomlithera on April 14th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
See, I was going to say yes....

.. without any proof.
kitmizkit on April 14th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
I would've accepted it without any proof, but the proof was nice. :)
Lady Doomlithera on April 14th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
*grins*

Yeah!
Dreamshadowmorgie on April 14th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
Ah...
... 'dorable Dora. Yah, she called him Boss.