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The Black Pits of Luna (Future History or "Heinlein Timeline" #11)

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Published (first published January 10th 1948)
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May 13, 2016 Frank rated it liked it
The Black PIts of Luna by Robert A. Heinlein is a bit of a strange experience. It is part of the Future History series of stories Heinlein wrote, but it feels like it was aimed for children, rather than the previous stories. There’s the word “squirt”, “Mother” and “Father” used throughout. The main character kind of sees his brother as a nuisance.

I’m not sure if there are anachronisms due to the decade it was written in or just an actual effort for the story to reach the younger readers, but it
Feb 11, 2015 Zany rated it it was amazing
Yes, Heinlein, always Heinlein! Sieg Heinlein! I loved your informative descriptions of the extreme differences in temperature between the lighted surface of the moon and the shadowed areas... the differences being so drastic as to be life-threatening. It tickles my brain. Tickles it, I say! TICKLES!! Thanks guy!
Nov 15, 2013 Emma rated it liked it
A sweet little story I found. Being about the important of what it means to be the older brother. I still think what happened to the child should not of happened in the first place. Children should not be encouraged to chuck tantrums.
Jeff Yoak
This is probably the least substantial story of Heinlein's I've read. During a family vacation to Luna, a little girl gets lost touring the surface. A few pages later, her brothers finds her. Really, that's about it.
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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 mainstre
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