Time for the Stars
Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an... show more
Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an unlikely solution--human telepathy. Identical twins Tom and Pat are enlisted to be the human radios that will keep the ships in contact with Earth, but one of them has to stay behind while the other explores the depths of space.This is one of Heinlein's triumphs.
Publish date: March 6th 2007
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
It took me forever to finish this, because every time I got a new book, it got shoved to the back burner.This was my first Heinlein book. I can already tell from the others I've recently received that I will probably like them better.However, the narrator was a good choice. The story was...interesti...
This is one of Heinlein's "juveniles"--that is marketed towards teens, and published in 1956. So yes, it's dated in several respects, but still enjoyable. The premise is that the "Long Range Foundation" is trying to expand from an overcrowded earth to the stars, but without Faster-Than-Light (FTL) t...
- Good afternoon, may I talk with Professor Einstein?- Speaking.- Ah, I just wonder if I could have a few minutes of your time sir, this won't take long...- And who are you, young man?- Oh, I'm sorry, I should have said. My name's Bob Heinlein. You wouldn't have heard of me...- On the contrary, I kn...