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Rocket Jockey

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From back of book: "IT WASN'T HIS SHIP, OR HIS JOB, OR HIS PROBLEM...but suddenly Jerry Blaine was behind the controls of Earth's Last Hope and blasting off for the galaxy's most savage space race. His brother Dick had planned to be the rocket jockey in the family, but a freak accident had taken him out of the running, leaving only Jerry to carry on.

Now, speeding from plan
Mass Market Paperback, 166 pages
Published July 12th 1978 by Del Rey (first published 1952)
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Dusk Peterson
Originally published in 1952 under the pen name of Philip St. John, this is the tale of a seventeen-year-old boy who reluctantly joins a rocket race around the solar system, only to find himself the perpetual victim of tricks by the conniving Martian men.

The language is pure pulp fiction, but the book is a cut above its kind for a number of reasons: the ever-shifting relationship between the protagonist and his brother, the delicate thread of peace woven through the Cold War plot, and most espec
This book was originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym as Philip St. John.
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If you have a young reader in the family these are a must read for them.
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Another Del Rey book I read when I was in elementary school. It was entertaining.
Timothy Boyd
Great Sifi story by one of the master of the genre. This is a very good book for a young reader new to SiFi or wanting to start reading SiFi to read. Recommended
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Lester del Rey was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.

aka Philip St. John
aka Eric van Lihn
aka Erik van Lhin
aka Kenneth Wri
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