Kip Russell wants nothing more than to go to the moon. But after entering a contest to help realize his dream, he is thrust into a space adventure he could never have imagined—with the most unlikely of friends and enemies. A favorite among Heinlein readers.
"Here is superior science fiction."
- The New York Times
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
- Stephen King
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
- Dean Koontz
"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."
- The New York Times Book Review
"Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes."
- The New York Times
"Heinlein… has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
- The Wall Street Journal
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com, http://heinleinarchives.net
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I've read other Heinlein before and liked it, but I was still surprised at how good this was. It starts a little slow, but becomes a real page-turner. I really enjoyed it!
"Have Space Suit..." Exciting, inspirational, up-to-death!
Never mind the "Mother Thing" and "Father Thing," characters who will win over your kids, being alien characters for whom it is still politically correct to instruct human parents of today on their archetypical family roles. Forget the villainous villains who would sell out their own world, not just their own nation, as is so popular today... The riff delivered by the father early in the book on the sorry state of public education in which everything except science and facts are taught is as up-to-date as today. A must read book for you and your children and far ahead of its time