Book Reviews of Orphans of the Sky

Orphans of the Sky
Orphans of the Sky
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
ISBN-13: 9780425037867
ISBN-10: 042503786X
Publication Date: 11/15/1977
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Multi-generational starship a long way from anywhere. The Universe was five miles long and 2000 feet across. Men scoffed at the legends of such things as stars, or the demented idea that the Ship was moving...for the Ship was the Universe, and there could be nothing outside. Then one man found his way to a forgotten room, and saw the stars--and they moved!

One of Heinlein's best stories, an unforgetable cast of characters. If you only ever read one Heinlein novel, this would be a good choice.
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PURE HEINLEIN....THIS IS NOW FOUND IN EDITIONS OF HIS SHORT STORIES... I COULD READ HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN...DIDN'T CARE FOR THE PART HE HAD FOR WOMEN, BUT THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR A DIFFERENT GENERATION.... STILL ANOTHER "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" BOOK...
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it's an enjoyable sci fi, it was a great concept he used.
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One of Heinlein's juveniles, which translates as well to today as it did in the 40's when it was written. His books never grow old. I loved it.