Title: Have Spacesuit Will Travel
Author: Robert Heinlein
Publisher: Gallery 2005
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Science Fiction
My first J recommended science fiction book. And it was definitely a fun read. The main character, Kip, was very likable as a young man dreaming of going to the moon. He spends the first third of the book trying to realize that dream, and when something else happens, he must change his dreams. I found the first third thoroughly enjoying. I was right there with Kip trying desperately to figure out how to go to the moon.
And then the book changes dramatically. All of a sudden other forces intercede into his life. The change was abrupt with almost no transition. My brain took a few pages to catch up with the events. It wasn’t a bad change of events, just unexpected for me. The rest of the book is Kip’s journey into strange new lands. My favorite part of the book had to be the “trial.” Very interesting how the facts and opinions are laid out.
Overall a very enjoyable book. It was a good introduction into my science fiction challenge. On to the next book…