Sunday, August 12, 2012

eBook Review: Have Spacesuit Will Travel

Robert A. Heinlein, Have Spacesuit Will Travel

Product Details from Baen's Books

Published 6/12/1987
SKU: 9781416505525
Ebook Price: $6.00

1. Short review:  (Amazon rating: 4 out of 5 stars -- I like it.)

2. Long review:
2.1. What I liked:  The writing. Heinlein wrote well.
Roller-coaster or walk-in-the-park? A thoughtful yet scary roller coaster.

2.2. What I did not like: Does not apply.

2.3. Who I think is the audience: Science-fiction fans. RAH fans. YA.

2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read?  Yes. No worries.

2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the author's next book?  Yes.

2.6. The plot in a nutshell <<SPOILERS>>:
     Plot summary at Wikipedia
 2.7. Other:
     This story was first serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1958. Scribner's & Sons released the hardback that same year.
     This was the last Heinlein juvenile -- what we call YA today.
     Have Spacesuit Will Travel is included in the collection linked to. It is a bargain: six Heinlein novels for $6.

2.8. Links: 

2.9. Buy the book:  Have Spacesuit Will Travel

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