Hugo Award nominee 1959.
One minute Kip Russell is walking around his own backyard, testing out an old space suit and dreaming about going to the moon – the next he is the captive of a space pirate and on his way to the very place he had been dreaming of. At first, the events are so unreal he thinks he might be having a nightmare... but when he discovers other prisoners aboard the spaceship he knows the ordeal is all too real.
Kip and his fellow abductees, the daughter of a world-renowned
scientist and a beautiful creature from an alien planet, have been
skyjacked by a monstrous extraterrestrial who is flying them to the
moon – on a journey toward a fate worse than death...
Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.
He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades. He, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Heinlein, a notable writer of science fiction short stories, was one of a group ... (more)