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Farmer in the Sky. 1950 Farmer in the Sky
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1950.
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Clifford Geary.
Interior illustations by Clifford Geary.

216 pages.
Price: $2.50.

Farmer in the Sky, a Heinlein juvenile novel.

First published in condensed form as a serial in Boys' Life (August, September, October and November 1950 issues) under the title Satellite Scout.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1967 printing of the Pan Books paperback edition. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
'I was staring at a raw hole in the ship, almost between my feet and nearly as big as my fist. There was a scorched insulation around it and in the middle of the hole I could see blackness – then a star whipped past and I realized I was staring right out into space...'

Bill Lermer, a resourceful, matter-of-fact teenager of the 21st century, tells what happens when his family decide to leave Earth and try scientific farming on Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter.

After a two-month flight through interstellar space, including collision with a meteorite, only danger and hardship await the new colonists. But even a hair-raising adventure in the cave of The Other People cannot persuade Bill to return to Earthside.

'A wonderful glimpse into the mists of the future... Robert Heinlein is a master of his subject - he happens to be a former astronomer and naval engineer.'
Manchester Evening News

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Eastern Daily Press

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