Space Cadet

I slacked off a bit with my posting. lol

OK Space Cadet. published as a novel in 1948. Part of the¬†Scribner’s “juvenile” series. It tells the story of a young man who joins the Space Patrol and his experiences as he progresses to a cadet on a spaceship and subsequent adventure on Venus ( long before any space probes arrived and when it was considered it would be a swampy jungle infested planet. not the toxic atmosphere we now know it is)

Overall I liked it. It basically translates the setting of a current military academy into space.

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Beyond This Horizon

Published as a novel  by Fantasy Press in 1948. It was originally published as a 2 part serial in Astounding Science Fiction in 1942 under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald.

Set in a society where genetic modification to increase intelligence, longevity and health are the norm. Tells the story of a man struggling to find his place in society while searching for the meaning of life.

Not my favorite Heinlein story. Something about it just didn’t gel for me and I found it a real struggle to get through( then again maybe I was just tired ).