When we hear a work has been written by person or persons unknown under a house pseudonym, was part of a series that ran simultaneously in the newspaper comics, on TV, on radio, and in cheesy-looking off-size paperback books, we feel safe we can assume that the content will be not just forgettable, but something we'll be better off forgetting. But work made for hire isn't "always" so awful, actually, or it didn't used to be, anyway. And in the case of the book you hold in your hands this book is really pretty damned neat. It's the tale of three young men who join the Solar Guard to serve as Space Cadets (yes, really! That's what the book calls them). It tells of the challenges that face them, and the way they triumph over adversity.
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OLD-school ideas about space travel.
I like the characters, and the plot/ story, but.... It's all fiction and no science. I mean, vacuum tubes, really?! And this author talks about radioactive material used as fuel like you fill'er up, spray it into a rocket and light it like gasoline! I'm jaded when it comes to science fiction I suppose. I just like a balance of science in my fiction.