Farmer in the Sky

Farmer in the Sky

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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Bill knew his destiny lay in the stars, but how was he to get there?
George Lerner was shipping out for Ganymede to join the fledgling colony, and Bill wanted to go along. But his father would not hear of it — far too dangerous a mission!
Bill finally talked his way aboard the colony ship Mayflower — and discovered his father was right!

Overview

Bill knew his destiny lay in the stars, but how was he to get there?
George Lerner was shipping out for Ganymede to join the fledgling colony, and Bill wanted to go along. But his father would not hear of it — far too dangerous a mission!
Bill finally talked his way aboard the colony ship Mayflower — and discovered his father was right!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345324382
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/12/1985
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
4.31(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe—over 50 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary Stranger in a Strange Land was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the New York Times best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including The Number of the Beast, Friday, Job: A Comedy of Justice, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset. In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein is science fiction.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 7, 1907
Date of Death:
May 8, 1988
Place of Birth:
Butler, Missouri
Place of Death:
Carmel, California
Education:
Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Farmer in the Sky 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I first read this book when i was about 9 years old. Found it in a dresser drawer at my grandparents house, the book belonged to my dad. The smell of an old pulp science fiction book from that era is unique and will forever bring back fond memories. This book opened my eyes to pure scifi, and made me want to go on an adventure. It is funny, exciting, and bright and shinny enough to make you feel hope again. It was originally written as a serial in boy scout magazines, which is a huge component of the story. I will read this story to my son when he is old enough to grasp it.
Chynadol More than 1 year ago
Hey Robert A. Heinlein fans, request these books to be released as digital copies!! The more of us that ask the more books will be available in digital format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written in the typical Heinlein style of the 50's - an easy read on a cold night
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