THE REVOLT ON VENUS is the fifth in the Tom Corbett, Space Cadet series of books.
For the young cadets of the famous Space Academy Polaris unit a month's leave would seem to be a perfect time for rest. But they have other ideas when they plan a trip to the jungles of Venus. There they hope to hunt the most terrifying of all big game––the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex!
A solid YA space opera. What young boy wouldn't love to read about hunting dinosaurs on Venus? But the emphasis is really on politics--politics that are a little heavy-handed--why is the space federation so hell-bent on suppressing secession? If the secessionist leader wasn't such a crazy jerk, there really was no reason not to let Venus be independent.
The intrepid trio of Tom, Roger, and Astro, crew of The Polaris, are headed for a well-earned vacation on Venus to hunt tyrannosaurus in the jungle, but their plans go awry when they're taken prisoner by rebels. It's one of the best books in the series, as I recall, and very nicely illustrated.
The name Carey Rockwell was a pseudonym used by Grosset & Dunlap. It is unknown who wrote the books, or even if there was only one writer. It is interesting to note, however, that while much of the content was original, a number of scenes and plot points were taken from the television series of the same name.