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''Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes.'' --New York Times, praise for the author
''There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein.'' --Dean Koontz, praise for the author
''Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world.'' --Stephen King, praise for the author --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Like many people, I go way, way back with Heinlein. My very favorite book (and one that stands out in my mind--and with much affection--to this day) is Tunnel in the Sky. I really, really wanted to go off to explore new worlds with a covered wagon and horses, like the hero does at the very end of the book. But one of the nice things about Robert Heinlein is that he's got something for everyone. One of my best friends has a different favorite: Podkayne of Mars. Go figure.
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have this story in an old paperback and noticed the difference immediately. Sometimes editing is good. I get the feeling this was just as heinlein wrote it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael J. Lipphardt
I did not realize I was diving into Sci-Fi nostalgia. I had to check the cover to make sure I wasn't reading something by L. Ron Hubbard. Read morePublished 25 days ago by RJL54
R A Heinlein was a very good writer, so this is a good book. The "solution" might feel simple or contrived, but then most real solutions, arising from one or few noticing what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raczek's Roughnecks
Nice book to read, clearly allgorical, somewhat naive in the description of the future and the life on the civilizations on the other planets. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pavel Petrov
It was fun to read something from an author that was one who originally got me interested in reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by WDM641
Had this book as a child. Had to get it again but it is not for the faint of heart. If you are someone who fears things that may happen than this is not for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda B.
I first read this story about 40 years ago when I was just a kid browsing through my dad's collection of books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Xeromem
This book is apparently an updated version of the story by William H. Patterson, Jr. We have a story that focuses on a secret government agency with the head of the group dubbed... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I FIRST READ THIS IN MY TEENS, ALONG WITH THE OTHER GREAT SCI/FI WRITERS OF THE TIME. I LOVED IT THEN , HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN IT AND LOVED IT NOW. Read morePublished 2 months ago by janice macdonald