It isn’t the details, though, it’s the spirit of Annapolis that Heinlein transmuted into space. Reading Space Cadet after reading the biography I. Geekly Reader – “Space Cadet” by Robert A. Heinlein. Space_cadet It is July 1, and young Matthew Dodson arrives at Terra Base Station. It seems that this question can not be answered. According to the Heinlein Concordance. John Martin One of the Four Heroes of the Interplanetary Patrol, whose.

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Well worth the time. John Martin One of the Four Heroes of the Interplanetary Patrol, whose name is always called the answer given by a designated patrol member at every muster.

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Cell phones make an appearance, along with several other decent guesses about the future of technology. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. For Us, The Living: Another wpace Heinlein’s classic juveniles, this book chronicles the adventures of a young man training to become a “Space Cadet” of the Space Patrol, a world wide force keeping peace in the solar system.

May 08, Jeff Yoak rated it it was amazing Shelves: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I also remembered the Interplanatary Patrol’s roll calls which always included the names of the four heroes, one of whom had blown up Denver, his home town, when he was in it, and three others who had cadeh their lives heinleinn abort a revolt within the patrol itself.


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Showing of reviews. I have a hard time describing him as anything but “thoughtful” because he always gives me something interesting to think about.

The story is pretty interesting and a good read. Somehow I had never read this one. The cadets are expected to renounce their loyalty to their respective countries and replace it by a wider allegiance to humanity as a whole and to the sentient species of the Solar System.

With the help of the natives, the cadets recommission the ship and fly it back to human civilization at Venus’s South Pole colony. Starman Jones Mass Market Paperback. During the course of this fun and engaging story Heinlein touches on some interesting themes such as, the reality of many people’s self absorbtion and how that leads to an inability to relate to others or really to have any desire to, and the concept how and why to have a police force and what that would have to look like in order to expand it while avoiding corruption.

Naval Academy with a degree in Naval Engineering. Space Cadet has a tight, engaging plot that begins with Matt Dodson joining the Space Cadets and ends with an adventure on Venus. Great romp among the stars – when I read these, I was so afraid I’d be left behind on Earth and wanted to grow up as fast as I could.

These particular natives had never seen human beings before, until old classmate Burke showed up in a prospecting ship.

The Best Books of Matt is the typical hero-figure, a likeable if rather idealistic moral character that makes his way via dint of good work. In so doing he received so much radiation that he died of his burns.


I’ve heard how they aced the tests did better than many of the men, indeed, on heinlei like reistance to high accelerations –and then were simply elbowed aside on the principle of ‘No women need apply’.

This entire book is Matt’s journey in the space patrol academy. The reason he is included was not given. Sappy is a word that probably was in the popular vernacular when Space Cadet was written in Ships from and sold by Amazon. Matt pressed the button; the alcove filled with the first bars of Beethoven’s Fifth.

Greene had originally submitted a radio script for “Tom Ranger and the Heknlein Cadets” on January 16,but it remained unperformed when Heinlein’s novel was published. Matt passes the initial tests and is sworn in but the rigorous training schedule may be too much for him.

This is one of Heinlein’s Juveniles.

If I thought about it, I suppose I postulated a seperate women’s Academy hwinlein female members of the Patrol. His abilities to look into the future and make things so real are pure magic. Thank you for your feedback. By having one multi-national, if not multi-planetary, force to govern with super-weapons, it removes the very real post-WW2 threat of individual countries using them for their own needs.

Space Cadet by Robert Helnlein. According to the Heinlein Concordance.