Tunnel in the Sky

Tunnel in the Sky

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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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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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?

From an interview with Andy Weir included with his bestselling novel THE MARTIAN: "You're stranded on Mars and can only take one book with you.  What is it?"

ANDY WEIR: "It's always hard to pick one 'favorite book.' Growing up, I loved early Robert Heinlein books most of all. So if I had to pick one, I'd go with TUNNEL IN THE SKY."

Editorial Reviews

Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
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!"
Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
The Wall Street Journal
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012044488
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
41,999
File size:
5 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. www.virginiaedition.com,

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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Tunnel in the Sky 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HALF THE PAGE IS CUT OFF!!! HOW DO YOU PEOPLE EXPECT ME TO READ THIS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The right margin cuts off the text, sadness i should have bought the kindle version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is now readable.
Hugo-Z-Hackenbush More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
E version still unreadable. B&N will do nothing to help you if you buy this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The right side of the page is cut off
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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".
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book about survival in the future. I would recomend this book to all that can read.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
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Heinlein was a very good author. This book has serious thoughts on government and how society works.
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I bought this some months ago and read it just fine
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