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Three young men do what we all wanted to - they build Rocket Ship Galileo and fly it to the moon. Of course it's not so simple: there are rivals and red tape to overcome, and a totally unexpected and possibly lethal -- surprise waiting for them when they get there. Matt Dodson has heroic dreams of joining Space Patrol, so he becomes a Space Cadet and embarks on the long an ...more
Hardcover, 709 pages
Published June 2005 by Science Fiction Book Club (first published 1953)
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John Bruni
Dec 24, 2015 John Bruni rated it really liked it
This is another collection of Heinlein's juvenile books. I tend to enjoy these things, and he hasn't really let me down. Let's take a look at each novel:

-Rocket Ship Galileo: It's a fun book, but not a lot happens. Most of it consists of four boys and an uncle trying to build a rocket ship to go to the moon. It's all hard science, and I'm sure it inspired a lot of kids to become engineers. But for the average kid? I'm sure it bored the hell out of them. Every once in a while, something happens,
Jonathan S. Harbour
Mar 04, 2016 Jonathan S. Harbour rated it liked it
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Technically, I didn't read this entire book. I read 3 of the novellas previously and switched to this HC edition to finish Red Planet when the audiobook went on the fritz. Saving this as a record that I read the contents entirely, but did not read the stories twice. The physical HC book is well done and attractive but a bit bland due to being a book club copy. Still, I prefer this over the paperbacks. Many of Heinlein's old novels/novellas can still be found in mmpb format, but I just don't want ...more
Mar 10, 2016 Joy rated it really liked it
Some of my favorite Heinlein stories are his early works - his "boy adventure" stories
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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".

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