I Will Fear No Evil
Robert A. Heinlein

Johann Sebastian Bach Smith was immensely rich, and very old. Though his mind was still keen, his body was worn out. His solution was to have surgeons transplant his brain into a new body. The operation was a great success, but the patient was no longer Johann Sebastian Bach Smith. He was now fused with the very vocal personality of his gorgeous, recently deceased secretary, Eunice, with mind-blowing results, for Eunice hasn’t completely vacated her body…

Together they must learn to share control of her body. Mind versus body, masculine desires versus feminine appeal. And soul versus soul. And when a third soul joins them the situation becomes even more fantastic.

Four times Hugo Award winner, Robert Heinlein has produced yet another masterpiece of futurist fiction.

I Will Fear No Evil book cover

Of course, it’s a Heinlein staple. I do think this work suffers from a lack of cohesion, so although I give it points for pushing several of Heinlein’s themes hard and well, it’s a hard novel to grok unless you’re on the Heinlein page to begin with. Still, the characters are so strong as to be forceful, and we do get a potent view of sexual libertarianism. A man truly ahead of his day.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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