Was anyone else that precocious 8 year old who read “Stranger in a Strange Land” and then tore through Robert Heinlein’s entire repertoire before puberty? Just me? Thought so. Well over the winter I re-read “Stranger,” “Time Enough for Love,” “Friday,” and “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.” after 30+ years, I had entirely forgotten most of the stories. I read in audio now, whereas the child I was read words on pages. After about one chapter, each book began to feel like a comfy old blanket, and I really enjoyed experiencing the stories again. He had such a way with characters. The grown-up me also understands the themes and characters differently. So yes, Virginia, there is new sci fi every day, but the classics have an abiding charm.