I was warned, but I didn't pay attention. This is a VERY strange take on Heinlein, not supported by Heinlein's writing. Slusser has a not quite articulated notion of Heinlein as a "secular Calvinist" which makes me wonder how much of either Heinlein or Calvinism he understands--let alone Heinlein's early Methodist upbringing. Slusser's notion of the "elect" seems to include anyone who has a clue about what he's doing--thus including pretty much anyclassic Heinlein lead character and any organization which has a mission beyond shuffling papers. I could nitpick his recounting of story details, but there's no point. One reads a critic to understand more of the story, and no one will understand more of a Heinlein story by reading Slusser. Try "In Dialogue with his Century" and hope more critical material will come later.