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Starman Jones (Heinlein's Juveniles, #7) The stars were closed to Max Jones To get into space you either needed connections, a membership in the Guild, or a whole lot money than Max, the son of a widowed, poor mother, was every going to have What Max does have going for him are his uncle s prized astrogation manuals book on star navigation that Max literally commits to memory word for word, equation for equation From the First Golden Age of Heinlein, this is the so called juvenile written, Heinlein always claims, just as much for adults that started them all and made Heinlein a legend for multiple generations of readers


About the Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer Often called the dean of science fiction writers , he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of hard science fiction He set a high standard for science and engineering plausibility and helped to raise the genre s standards of literary quality He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, in the late 1940s He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel length science fiction in the modern, mass market era.



10 thoughts on “Starman Jones (Heinlein's Juveniles, #7)

  1. says:

    Astrogators in space One of Heinlein s earlier juvenile novels, this is one where RAH describes in great detail the machinations of the astrogators, quite a bit dated now with computers and it is amusing to imagine as he did a trio of math geniuses sitting in chairs w


  2. says:

    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Binary Equivalents Starman Jones by Robert A Heinlein Original Review, 1980 07 24 Random rumblings on our inability to predict the future.Pop up display screens and visual aiming guiding a missile by looking at the t


  3. says:

    I like this dated novel A human civilization that was pictured or imagined before our present level of computer and electronic technology was even imagined A young man inherits somewhat informally a set of astrogator s texts and then sets out to get sponsored to get into the Astrogator


  4. says:

    Another typical great Heinlein YA novel about a farm boy who makes good The main characters in this book aren t angels They break the law bad ones mostly for reasons they think are sufficient I always thought so reap the consequences afterward, but still come out ahead Max is a hillbilly has an


  5. says:

    An SF Juvenile originally published 60 years ago, 1953, it shows its age in a few places, but was still a wonderful yarn with one of my favorite characters in it, Sam Hardly the perfect hero or role model, he was a lot of fun showed the main character, Max, the ropes.The age of the story was most appare


  6. says:

    I read a lot of Heinlein s juveniles when I was younger, but I missed this one and it was on sale from Audible, so it was nice to enjoy one of his earlier works, before he started getting old and wanky Everything from Friday on was pretty much Heinlein getting his freak on, but his earlier novels are still sci f


  7. says:

    Heinlein s anachronistic elements are often recognized when dealing with technical issues Other aspects are less obvious I ve lived in the Ozarks area the boundaries between mountain ranges are necessarily nebulous I was once lost in a state park I made my way out by following excessively bright lights to a prison That w


  8. says:

    This Heinlein guy was pretty good at telling a story.Max Jones is a young farmer, working hard to support his unlovable stepmother after his father s death, but he dreams of the life his Uncle Chet lived, as a member of the Astrogators Guild Chet had promised him that he d nominate him for membership, but died while Max was still


  9. says:

    While I m tooling around the world and history of writers I tripped upon Robert Heinlein I decided I had to read at least one, so I picked Starman Jones I have to say during the first two chapters I almost stopped reading because I felt like I was back in high school and it just wasn t sitting well with me Then we finally got to space I g


  10. says:

    I enjoyed reading this several times on my own, but really enjoyed reading it in small bits with the kids in 2013 It is the second Heinlein novel I went through with them, after


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