Higher Education

Higher Education

by Charles Sheffield, Jerry Pournelle

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When Rick Luban's high school prank to impress his buddies gets him thrown out of school, a long-suffering teacher recommends he apply for a job with a mining company in space. So begins an exciting adventure, the kind that one day will be open to many young men and women.

"HIGHER EDUCATION starts out as a deliciously wicked satire on today's 'education' system. But it quickly grows up into something far more lasting: a gripping, genuine story of young people fighting their way to excellence in a dangerous environment. As always with the best of science fiction, you come away from the book knowing stuff that is not only cool, but true. Sheffield's and Pournelle's future, in which rival companies fight over rights to metal-rich asteroids, is far and away the most believable and interesting near-space milieu I've seen in years." - Orson Scott Card, author of the bestselling ENDER'S GAME

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BN ID: 2940015965636
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 549,876
File size: 463 KB

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