Orphans of the Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

Hugh Hoyland must convince a starship civilization that can't remember or conceive of life outside the ship they inhabit that a universe does exist. With the help of the outcast mutants from the upper decks of the ship, Hugh sets out to expose the truth and thus change their civilization forever...
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Overview

Hugh Hoyland must convince a starship civilization that can't remember or conceive of life outside the ship they inhabit that a universe does exist. With the help of the outcast mutants from the upper decks of the ship, Hugh sets out to expose the truth and thus change their civilization forever...
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Editorial Reviews

Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
The New York Times
"Robert A. Heinlein wears imagination as if it were his private suit of clothes."
Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
The New York Times
"Robert A. Heinlein wears imagination as if it were his private suit of clothes."
Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012618719
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 150,606
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Unreadable, don't waste your money.

    I never made it past the first page. The print is not aligned correctly and every other sentence is cut off. Inexcusable.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Bad

    Right side of the page is cut off, making this one unreadable.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Love the book; hate this copy

    The far right side of the pages I read, before finally giving up,have basically been cut off. Changing text size did not help.

    Anyone who has read early Heinlein will immediately recognize the irony.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Broken: do not buy

    Worked when i first bought this book several months back, but it now has all text cut off halfway through each line. Same issue both on my nook simple touch and android nook app. This problem also cropped up with two other ebooks from Spectrum publishing.
    Disapointing, as this is one of my favorite stories from RAH

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    Not my favorite by Heinlein

    I am a huge fan of Robert A Heinlein but I did not enjoy this book. While the plot was original and interesting the book seemed to drag... the dialogue seemed unwieldy, and I never felt any real interest or attachment with the characters. I am sure many sci-fans will enjoy it, but this one just did not snag me the way his other books have. If you are a first time reader of Heinlein's books, try Time Enough For Love or Starship Troopers! They really show the author's talents at his best!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Live Heinlein; hate this copy due to previously mentioned bad fo

    Live Heinlein; hate this copy due to previously mentioned bad formatting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Great book

    Must have inspired Wall E!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    A New Perspective

    This book is one of my favorites. It really helps you take a new perspective on things that your are told to accept without question. I've noticed that most RAH books do this, but this one is most significant in doing that.

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