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Space Family Stone

£8.99

Product description

The Rolling Stones (also published under the name Space Family Stone in the United Kingdom) is a 1952 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

The Stones, a family of "Loonies" (residents of the Moon, known as "Luna" in Latin), purchase and rebuild a used spaceship, and go sightseeing around the solar system.

The twin teenage boys, Castor and Pollux, buy used bicycles to sell on Mars, their first stop, where they run afoul of import regulations and are freed by their grandmother Hazel Stone. While on Mars, the twins buy their brother Buster a native Martian creature called a flat cat, born pregnant and producing a soothing vibration, as a pet.

In the Asteroid Belt, where the equivalent of a gold rush is in progress prospecting for radioactive ores, the twins obtain supplies and luxury goods, on the principle that it is mostly shopkeepers, not miners, who get rich during gold rushes. En route, the flat cat and its offspring overpopulate the ship, so that the family places them in hibernation, and later sells them to the miners. Subsequently, the family sets out to see the rings of Saturn.

Excellent pages, a little edge and d/j wear. Ex-library so has a piece of book furniture to the fly-leaf, two stamps on information page and comes with a protective plastic d/j.

Item details

Author(s):
Heinlein, Robert A.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third Gollancz edition 1978
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0575003529
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz

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About this item

The Rolling Stones (also published under the name Space Family Stone in the United Kingdom) is a 1952 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

The Stones, a family of "Loonies" (residents of the Moon, known as "Luna" in Latin), purchase and rebuild a used spaceship, and go sightseeing around the solar system.

The twin teenage boys, Castor and Pollux, buy used bicycles to sell on Mars, their first stop, where they run afoul of import regulations and are freed by their grandmother Hazel Stone. While on Mars, the twins buy their brother Buster a native Martian creature called a flat cat, born pregnant and producing a soothing vibration, as a pet.

In the Asteroid Belt, where the equivalent of a gold rush is in progress prospecting for radioactive ores, the twins obtain supplies and luxury goods, on the principle that it is mostly shopkeepers, not miners, who get rich during gold rushes. En route, the flat cat and its offspring overpopulate the ship, so that the family places them in hibernation, and later sells them to the miners. Subsequently, the family sets out to see the rings of Saturn.

Excellent pages, a little edge and d/j wear. Ex-library so has a piece of book furniture to the fly-leaf, two stamps on information page and comes with a protective plastic d/j.

Author(s):
Heinlein, Robert A.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third Gollancz edition 1978
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0575003529
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz

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