Have Space Suit—Will Travel
And having the boy win a spacesuit instead of...more
Picks up considerably toward the end with some intergalactic jurisprudence and genocide inflicted per court order. The tribunal admits that it is not a court of justice, but rather a security council (232). Narrator is cast into the role of attorney for humanity. (This is where, incidentally, Star Trek : The Next Generation got its opening and closing frames.)
Certainly can see that Adams took books like this one as the primary target of his mockery in...more
Have Space Suit Will Travel is set in the 1950's and is one of his juvenile pieces of literature. Kip Russell dreams of going to the stars, and when Skyway Soap has a contest for best lingo with the prize being a trip to the Moon, Kip collects and submits 5000 entries. He doesn’t win the trip to the moon, but a space suit instead. If he returns the space suit to Goodyear by September...more
The plot line was hilarious at times. The main character is named Kip, he was from an average hard working family. He didn't go to...more
The story is, I imagine, a great look at the psychology of the time. Physics just beat the Japanese, so, of course, it's the rage. Kip is st...more
He's disappointed but philosophical and puts in time...more
En 1958, Robert Heinlein publie chez l’éditeurScribner’sle romanHave Space-Suit, Will Travel. D’abord destiné à un public jeune, ce livre s’inscrit dans une série de douze romans étiquetés jeunesse, parus chez le même éditeur. Mais si le texte s’inscrit fortement dans la littérature enfantine, la plume d’Heinlein laisse cependant assez d’éléments en travers des lignes afin qu’un lectorat adulte puisse également apprécier ce court roman. Paru pour la première fois en français dans la revueFictio
That said, it doesn't do much in terms of character or plot, does it? There are three main characters: Kip, Peewee, and Mother Thing. Kip and Peewee sound entirely the same, with the exception of Kip's occasional condescension towards Peewee. Mother Thing sounds like a stereotypical mother, which is in fact what zie is. Nobody really changes or develops or is forc...more
Things begin looking up when a soap company offers a trip into space in exchange for coming up with their new slogan. Cliff and his neighbors get to work collecting s...more
While there was nothing extraordinary about Have Space Suit-Will Travel, other than it being a Hugo Award nominee in '59, there...more
There was violence, yes, but Heinlein seems to think math is more exciting than gore; indeed, his palpable excitement concerning all things mathematical was almost contagious. Almost. His in-depth descriptions of mechanical properties were engaging, if only to...more
One day he is trying it out in his backyard and winds up in space. With a ten-year-old girl named Pe...more
I am a HUGE fan of RAH, and I have enjoyed most of what I have read up to here. There were just some things I couldnt get past in this one.
I have read a lot of RAH, and I know the era they come from and I grant indulgence when he makes a goof on some technical point, that he couldnt have known about due to the era he was writing in...
But the "frigid winds of Pluto" a sentence or three after...more
The book starts out Norman Rockwell enough as soda jerk Kip Russell builds out an old space suite. He is every inch the pre-engineer. He does every calculation twice in two different ways. He knows all of the parts and how to make them if he can't buy them. Then the next thing you know, he is kidnapped by a passing alien and is swept off to an adventure on the moon. There, he attempts a rescue of a tweenie Peewee and the Mother Thing. Ending up,...more
adam önce buyurdu, sonra yalvardı. "ama dr. russell, meslekteki geçmişinizi biliyoruz. doğru dürüst kayıt tutmamak için hiçbir özrünüz yok."
"ama tutuyorum," diye alnını gösterdi babam. "burada."
"yasalar yazılı kayıt istiyor."
On to the actual review...
Having read Have Space Suit-Will Travel years after it was originally written, reading this book now felt a lot like playing an NES era RPG for the first time, now. While I certainly loved NES RPGs as a kid, fact of the matter is, they are just formulas for what would later be greatly improved on in years to follow. Have Space Suit-Will Travel fel...more
Cliff Russell is a high school student whose one goal in life is to visit the moon. When a soap company offers a free trip to the best submitted soap slogan, Cliff uses his position at the local drug store to sweet talk customers out of 5,000 soap wrappers used as en...more
Kip had said,"a tough prep school back east can drill you so that you can enter Stanford, or Yale, or any of the best- but you can pick up false stand...more
Heinlein has a way of capturing "fun", and sprinkling this book's pages with a liberal helping. You can feel Kip...more
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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...more