Between Planets

Between Planets

by Robert A. Heinlein

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A Sweeping Story of Interplanetary War.

The Grand Master of Science Fiction.

“One of the most influential writers in American literature.” —The New York Times Book Review.

Don Harvey was attending school on Earth when his parents suddenly and urgently called him home to Mars. He had been skeptical about the talk of interplanetary war breaking out if Mars and Venus followed through on their threats to declare independence from Earth, but he was wrong. War broke out, and he was stuck on Venus, with no way of getting home.

Then there was the ring that an old family friend had given him just before he had left Earth. Shortly afterward, the friend had been questioned by Earth’s secret police and had died—from “heart failure,” they claimed. When Earth troops landed on Venus and started looking for Don and that mysterious ring, he realized that he was trapped in the center of a war between worlds that could change the fate of the Solar System forever!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439133217
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 305,854
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe—over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary Stranger in a Strange Land was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the New York Times best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including The Number of the Beast, Friday, Job: A Comedy of Justice, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset. In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein is science fiction.

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1907

Date of Death:

May 8, 1988

Place of Birth:

Butler, Missouri

Place of Death:

Carmel, California


Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between Planets. I first read it in about 1962 when I was the ripe old age of about twelve years old. I had been very fond of Mr. Heinlein's stories for several years, because my classroom teacher was a great fan of reading aloud to the class. One of the first books he chose to read for us was Have Spacesuit Will Travel. I loved the fact that Mr. Heinlein did not talk down to people just because they were young. I knew, as did most of my peers, how to use a dictionary. The story was appealing with some lovely alien beings, dragons, little fauns which were extremely affectionate, and Martians-----real live Martians. I didn't see how anyone could fail to be enchanted with a cast of characters including these folks. Not to mention the fact that Don had a telephone that could go out on a trail ride in New Mexico and take the phone with him. What a concept. There was also the usual dose of moral discussion, whichMr. Heinlein wrote with a fairly light hand, but with definite beliefs about moral rectitude, and he made this part of the story just as interesting as the "alien" folks. Wow. I can give no higher praise than to say that I would have been extremely honored to have had Mr. Heinlein as a father, uncle, friend, or mentor. And I still love his work.
Jay-M-2 More than 1 year ago
The story of Donald Harvey a young man caught in a revolutionary war. Though the science dated and we now know that there is no intelligent life on Mars and Venus it doesn't detract from the excellent story telling and points that Heinlein was trying make. Its a story about men doing what they must to secure there freedom.
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