Tunnel In The Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the author of STARSHIP TROOPERS comes TUNNEL IN THE SKY, the story of a group of students who are dropped on a foreign planet in order to test their survival skills. When the rescue ship doesn't arrive, they must create a new society and learn to adapt to their new life in the wild… but are their greatest troubles from beasts or fellow man?
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Tunnel In The Sky

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Overview

From the author of STARSHIP TROOPERS comes TUNNEL IN THE SKY, the story of a group of students who are dropped on a foreign planet in order to test their survival skills. When the rescue ship doesn't arrive, they must create a new society and learn to adapt to their new life in the wild… but are their greatest troubles from beasts or fellow man?
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Editorial Reviews

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 Book Review
"One of the most influential writers in American Literature."
The New York Times
". . . fascinating . . . ingenious . . . a book in the grand tradition of high literature!"
The Wall Street Journal
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012044488
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 73,890
  • File size: 966 KB

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. www.virginiaedition.com, http://heinleinarchives.net
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    F

    HALF THE PAGE IS CUT OFF!!! HOW DO YOU PEOPLE EXPECT ME TO READ THIS!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Do not buy this version

    It is damaged. All the ends of each line are cut off. Entire sentences, paragraphs missing completely. Not sure who Spectrum publishers are, but they don't bother to proof at all. Do not buy.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Great Book but no one bothered to edit the digital translation

    This digital copy was pretty much a waste of $8 because no one edited it to make sure it was correct. Words have been changed and whole sentences have been rearranged, and it makes it very difficult to read. Love the book - don't love the unedited digital copy.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    IMPROPERLY FORMATTED

    This book is improperly formatted and cannot be read properly. The entire right margin is cut off on every page resulting in the loss of several words on each line. After I ordered the book and found it to be unreadable, BN tech support did refund my money, however the same screwed up version remains for sale. Avoid this book until BN specifically states that the formatting problems have been corrected!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    E version still unreadable. B&N will do nothing to help you

    E version still unreadable. B&N will do nothing to help you if you buy this.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Margin cut off

    The right margin cuts off the text, sadness i should have bought the kindle version.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    The right side of the page is cut off

    The right side of the page is cut off

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Heinleins response to Golding

    Written partially as a rebutle to Lord of the Flies, Tunnel in the Sky is entertaing for a young reader, and not nearly as dark. That being said, Tunnel is not in any way in the league as Goldings masterwork, though the same storyline is present. Taken by itself, Tunnel is enjoyable, and could be looked upon as a primer for Starship Troopers, or The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Reads Fine

    All the words are there, minor typos excepting. This brilliant classic novel has been adapted for the Nook. Buy away!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Pretty good!

    The book its self is slightly confusing but pretty good! I'm reading this for school but not on my nook. Recommended to ages 10 and up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Broken format

    I bought this some months ago and read it just fine

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Corrected format

    Book is now readable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Much more realistic than "Lord of the Flies"

    After 25 years of teaching Junior High School I still find it a much more realistic and optimistic view of what would happen if a group of adolescents were cut off from civilization than "Lord of the Rings".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Excellent Sci-Fi

    This was a wonderful book about survival in the future. I would recomend this book to all that can read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Great book not sure about nook version

    I wanted to write this review because I saw all the bad reviews about the Nook version being damaged. I have this book in print, it was the first Heinlein book I read and still one of my favorites! I dont know if the Nook version is damaged, but the book itself is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Classic Scfi

    Great story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Third time purchased. Paper book fell apart.

    Heinlein was a very good author. This book has serious thoughts on government and how society works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Good Read

    Read this after a NookFriend Lent it to me. Like others have said its a Lord of the Flies but in on another planet. Over all a good read and this e-version was great except for the page counter does not adjust to your settings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Heinlein's best

    I have read all of Mr. Heinlein's books, and this book ranks as my favorite. A trial of passage as well as the struggle for civilization in a harsh and hostile environment.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A walk in the park.

    he two Science-Fiction novels I hold close to my heart are 'The Martian Chronicles' by Ray Bradbury and the 'The Time Machine' by H.G. Wells ( NOT the movie!! ). They both have in common a certain poetry and melancholy that are appreciated mostly by adults.

    Because of his pseudo-religious 'Stranger in a Strange Land', I know what Heinlein is capable of, and 'Tunnel In The Sky' doesn't really meet his own high standards. This novel will be appreciated mostly by the teenagers among us, though I quiet liked it myself I might add.

    The story plays in the far future where almost any planet in the galaxy can be colonized. This colonization is apparently very important because in order to get a high-school diploma, you have to take part in a survival session on a 'Outlands' planet. If you succeed you are allowed to colonize a planet (at least a part of it of course).

    The initial problem is overpopulation. The scientists found a way to literally walk to another planet in the galaxy. They manage that by using Space-Time Gates ( this will sound familiar to those who watched the 'Stargate-Atlantis' TV series ). These stargates are used by thousands of emigrants ( there are five gates ). The duration of the survival test on each planet is between 24 and 48 hours. For Rod Walker however, something went wrong. A week has passed and he didn't receive his recall-sign. What happened?

    Characterization is always a little shallow in adventure novels like this, but all in all it's a good story by one of the great names in SF-literature.

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