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Orphans of the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein
Orphans of the Sky
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Ancient myths told of a place called Earth, but the modern world knew it was nonsense. Science knew the Ship was all the Universe, and as long as the sacred Converter was fed, lights would glow and air would flow through the miles of metal corridors. Hugh never questioned these truths until a... show more
Ancient myths told of a place called Earth, but the modern world knew it was nonsense. Science knew the Ship was all the Universe, and as long as the sacred Converter was fed, lights would glow and air would flow through the miles of metal corridors. Hugh never questioned these truths until a despised mutie showed him the Control Room and he learned the true nature of the Ship and its mission.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780671318451 (0671318454)
Publisher: Baen
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Orphans of the Sky
This novel is about a generation ship traveling to another star--one where they've forgotten they're even on a ship. Due to an early mutiny, the ship is divided, with barbarian mutants still rampaging centuries later. Scientist Hugh Hoyland rediscovers the truth and sets out to restore the original ...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys rated it
3.0 Orphans of the Sky
his was my first book of this author. Famous for Starship Troopers. This book is small with only 209 pages. I don't know if I like it or not. Lol. This is unusual but the book as some good things and some bad.First I must say that this book was written in 1951. I read another site which said at 1961...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 Orphans of the Sky
a twisted satire on belief and faith.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
I rather like this religious allegory. They've been on a huge spaceship ("The Ship") for many generations, and all they can remember of Earth are distant legends kept alive in an oral tradition. According to these myths, the Ship was built by "Jordan". Once, there had been a Golden Age, when the shi...
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