Tunnel in the Sky
It was just a test . . .But something had gone wrong. Terribly wrong. What was to have been a standard ten-day survival test had suddenly become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare.Now they were stranded somewhere in the universe, beyond contact with Earth . . . at the other end of a tunnel in... show more
It was just a test . . .But something had gone wrong. Terribly wrong. What was to have been a standard ten-day survival test had suddenly become an indefinite life-or-death nightmare.Now they were stranded somewhere in the universe, beyond contact with Earth . . . at the other end of a tunnel in the sky. This small group of young men and women, divested of all civilized luxuries and laws, were being forced to forge a future of their own . . . a strange future in a strange land where sometimes not even the fittest could survive!". . . fascinating . . . ingenious . . . this a book in the grand tradition of high literature!"-- The New York Times
Publish date: March 15th 2005
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Tunnel in the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein Tunnel in the Sky is a perfect specimen of post Golden Age 1950's sci-fi. It's like an episode of old-school Star Trek in written form and I imagined the main character, Rod, as a very young William Shatner throughout the entire book. Does it make me ponde...
This is one of Heinlein's "juvenile" novels centered upon and written for teens. Rod Walker and other teens start out taking a basic survival test, but something goes wrong and they're stranded on a deserted jungle planet. The novel has been described as the inverse of Lord of the Flies and I even s...
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