Rocketship Galileo by Robert Heinlein (1947)


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Dec 8, 2007
Somewhere near Jupiter
This is an early Heinlein juvenile and it was a lot more enjoyable than I was expecting!
Despite it being about some kids building a rocket to the moon under the tutelage of an older professor this had sound science and a decent story line.
A fun short read!
I read part of one of his novels in an old Omni magazine - "The Number of the Beast" I believe. His reputation at being a great literary artist is deserved. That said, there is something about his writing that I generally cannot connect to. I have started several of his stories but did not continue them. I have Rocketship Galileo and I have started it a couple times and have not gotten past chapter one. I love Bradbury and Cordwainer Smith who are both also great writers but Heinlein just doesn't seem to be my cup of tea. And I just don't know why.

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