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256 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1949
I *think* this is the first Heinlein book I ever read, circa 1984, when I was 11 or 12 years old. Reading it again was enjoyable, but reading it on the heels of Space Cadet revealed several flaws in this book. Though the writing is still precise and concise, the author attempted to squeeze in too much — so everything is treated very quickly and often without explanation. Especially at the end, the action blurs past and leaves the reader reeling.
(I published a longer review on my website.)