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Orphans of the sky

Author: Robert A Heinlein
Publisher: Lancaster, PA : Stealth Press, 2001, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Stealth edView all editions and formats
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"Deep in the mists of intergalactic space, a rural sub-world exists--a verdant and growing place inhabited by men and women for whom the earth is only a distant memory. Their home is the ship, a giant cylinder five miles long and two thousand feet thick. It is here human beings have created a universe with its own laws, values, and complex living systems--a flawlessly efficient, self-perpetuating microcosm that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988.
Orphans of the sky.
Lancaster, PA : Stealth Press, 2001, ©1968
(OCoLC)760136868
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Heinlein
ISBN: 1588810070 9781588810076
OCLC Number: 46854936
Description: 153 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert A. Heinlein.

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"Deep in the mists of intergalactic space, a rural sub-world exists--a verdant and growing place inhabited by men and women for whom the earth is only a distant memory. Their home is the ship, a giant cylinder five miles long and two thousand feet thick. It is here human beings have created a universe with its own laws, values, and complex living systems--a flawlessly efficient, self-perpetuating microcosm that fulfills their every need and desire. ... They are unaware of what really governs their extraordinary flourishing world. Until Hugh Hoyland uncovers the ship's zealously guarded secret--a devatating discovery that could send the entire known universe spinning into oblivion ..."--Jacket.

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