November 2009 Web Edition Issue #3
Brad Linaweaver presents
Robert A Heinlein's Brass Cannon
Robert A. Heinlein's "The Brass Cannon."
Grandmaster science-fiction author, Robert A. Heinlein, originally titled his Hugo-winning novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, "The Brass Cannon," after a Revolutionary-War-style cannon that he fired off each July 4th. In this video you can see this cannon fired at the Angeles Shooting Range and learn its history from science-fiction writers Brad Linaweaver, J. Kent Hastings and J. Neil Schulman, as well as the cannon's restorer, Randy Herrst. This short film is narrated by Brad Linaweaver, who received the cannon as a bequest from Virginia Heinlein.
This video can be seen at J. Neil Schulman's YouTube page. Our thanks to Mr. Schulman for his assistance with Mondo Heinlein.
Bill Patterson and Brad Linaweaver
with Heinlein's Brass Cannon.