ORPHANS OF THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein

ORPHANS OF THE SKY

KIRKUS REVIEW

The best quality of this sci-fi novel might be described as a sense of finity. For generations the inhabitants of a five-mile long, all-enclosed space-ship have been drifting aimlessly through space. When the hero dizzily discovers all of Creation through a secret porthole, his fellows treat him as a Gellileo, i.e., jail him. He fails to get the ship back on course but he and a few friends (and a handful of girls) take off in a separate ship and begin colonizing a planet of their own. The characters are pulpy and the central parable too clotted with comic-strip invention; perhaps because this originally appeared in 1941 as an Astounding Science Fiction serial.
Pub Date: May 19th, 1964
ISBN: 0671318454
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1964




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