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Rocket jockey : a science fiction novel

Author: Lester Del Rey
Publisher: New York : Junior Literary Guild ; Philadelphia : John C. Winston Co., ©1952.
Series: Science fiction (Junior Literary Guild)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A juvenile about a rocket race between the major population centers of the Solar System, featuring odd airless worlds; villainous, wily Martians; interplanetary rocket races; and a rocket fuel tested by a 17-year-old rocket jockey, the very same fuel that killed his father. The preface to Lester del Rey's novel contains one of science fiction's most astonishing predictions. Writing under the pseudonym "Philip St.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Del Rey
OCLC Number: 1278278
Notes: "Cecile Matschat, editor ; Carl Carmer, consulting editor."
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Science fiction (Junior Literary Guild)
Responsibility: by Philip St. John ; jacket and endpaper designs by Alex Schomburg.

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A juvenile about a rocket race between the major population centers of the Solar System, featuring odd airless worlds; villainous, wily Martians; interplanetary rocket races; and a rocket fuel tested by a 17-year-old rocket jockey, the very same fuel that killed his father. The preface to Lester del Rey's novel contains one of science fiction's most astonishing predictions. Writing under the pseudonym "Philip St. John," del Rey correctly predicted the name of the first man to walk on the Moon!

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