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Space Cadet
Space Cadet | Robert A. Heinlein
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This is the seminal novel of a young man's education as a member of an elite, paternalistic non-military organization of leaders dedicated to preserving human civilization, the Solar Patrol, a provocative parallel to Heinlein's famous later novel, Starship Troopers (which is about the military). Only the best and brightest--the strongest and the most courageous--ever manage to become Space Cadets, at the Space Academy. They are in training to be come part of the elite guard of the solar system, accepting missions others fear, taking risks no others dare, and upholding the peace of the solar system for the benefit of all. But before Matt Dodson can earn his rightful place in the ranks, his mettle is to be tested in the most severe and extraordinary ways--ways that change him forever, from the midwestern American boy into a man of the Solar Patrol.
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Ruthiella
Space Cadet | Robert A. Heinlein
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#Saturn5 is a kind of rocket 🚀 so I went with the cover of this early Heinlein novel that I‘ve not read for this #RedroseSeptember prompt. Heinlein is sort of hit and miss for me so I may never read this title! 👽

arlenefinnigan Perfect 👌 4d
Cinfhen Not familiar with this book or author but I seem to recall a movie by that name!! 4d
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks 😀! 4d
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen Heinlein is probably most famous for his sci-fi novels Starship Troopers or Stranger in a Strange Land. 👽 4d
Cinfhen Starship troopers is definitely a film!!!! 4d
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Yes, it was a movie. I liked it even though it was a little goofy and OTT. Plus it had Neil Patrick Harris in it! 😃 4d
ljuliel I like the title of this. I have an X Brother in Law who called me a Space Cadet. 😁 I found it quite a compliment ,in an odd sort of way. 4d
Ruthiella @ljuliel I think it can be a endearing nickname!😀 3d
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Space Cadet | Robert A. Heinlein
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Since I‘m currently reading science fiction (The Traitor Baru Cormorant—really, really good), I thought I‘d go with science fiction for my latest cool old cover. Tonight it‘s the 1978 paperback edition of Space Cadet.

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I didn‘t love it as much as Have Space Suit—Will Travel, and it‘s hard to stand out riffing on life at a military academy, but Space Cadet was still more than in enjoyable. It proved prescient and has aged extremely well. Full review here - https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/vintage-science-fiction...

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“We‘ve given the human race a hundred years of peace, and now there is no one left who remembers war. They‘ve come to accept peace and comfort as the normal way of life. But it isn‘t. The human animal has millions of years of danger and starving and death behind him; the past century is just a flicker of an eyelash in his history.”

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“Above the stage at the far end were the three closed circles of the Federation—Freedom, Peace, and Law, so intertwined that, if any one were removed, the other two would fall apart.”

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Bklover
Space Cadet | Robert A. Heinlein
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Been traveling today, but wanted to keep up on my posts. I loved Heinlein in high school, and this one fits!! #characters2017 #spacecadet

LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 2y
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julesG
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#SpaceCadet was easy. I read this years ago when I went through my Sci-Fi phase.

#Characters2017
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LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 2y
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