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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Apace similarities between this and the North American Indians of the United States caddt not a delicate one. Got ME thinking, to be sure.

The young, idealistic Matt feels that he should be able, if the need arose, to emulate Rivera and destroy his own Iowa hometown. Write a customer review. Humor and honor go hand in hand here, with a strong emphasis on morality and service. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Girls did read Heinlein, just not that many of them by comparison. First published inSpace Cadet follows the adventures of Matt Dodson as he works his way through the training necessary to become a member of the prestigious Space Patrol.


Buy the selected items together This item: Matt pressed the button; the alcove filled with the first bars of Beethoven’s Heinlfin.

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It is a story of a young man growing into a future military force which is both interesting and well-written, predicting many future technologies microwave ovensyears before hheinlein were actually invented. When I was reading the book I could not help recalling Ender’s Game. He was also among the first authors of bestselling, novel-length science fiction in the modern, mass-market era.

Classic juvenile science fiction.

Space Cadet

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Space Cadet hasn’t lost much of its charm in the six-plus decades since its first publication.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Say, your telephone is sounding. One cannot read this without noticing a similarity to his later book Starship Troopers and what must have been an influence on Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. English Choose a language for shopping. 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.



How I went so long without reading this book I’ll never know. For other uses, see Space Cadet disambiguation. Heinlein seems to have been afflicted with a different sort spacs genuine misogyny, in which he had no problem with single-sex workplaces Refresh and try again.

This is a classic story, from before spafe days of the internet and grey ooze stories. Not only that, they even have a sign up on the wall saying Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Amidst this, Robert Heinlein begins writing, his then fourth career. He’s going to test to be a cadet in the Space Patrol.

This time, it is all up to the humans. The characters are formulaic and Heinlein, certainly, has an agenda, but I love that he assumes that kids are smart. Dahlquist is the protagonist of The Long Watcha short story by Heinlein.

Heinlein later expanded another of these anecdotes into ” The Long Watch “. Jan 06, Thom rated it really liked it Shelves: