Abenteuer im Sternenreich

Abenteuer im Sternenreich Max Jones ein junger Mann auf einer berv lkerten Erde dessen inst ndiger Wunsch es ist Sternenfahrer zu werden schafft es durch Zufall auf der Asgard einem der gr ten Raumschiffe der Erde eine

  • Title: Abenteuer im Sternenreich
  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • ISBN: 3453302133
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Max Jones, ein junger Mann auf einer berv lkerten Erde, dessen inst ndiger Wunsch es ist, Sternenfahrer zu werden, schafft es durch Zufall, auf der Asgard , einem der gr ten Raumschiffe der Erde, einen Platz zu finden Nach einer Passage durch ein Zeitloch kommt das Schiff vom Kurs ab und ger t in Bereiche der Galaxie, die noch nicht erforscht und kartographiert wurden.Max Jones, ein junger Mann auf einer berv lkerten Erde, dessen inst ndiger Wunsch es ist, Sternenfahrer zu werden, schafft es durch Zufall, auf der Asgard , einem der gr ten Raumschiffe der Erde, einen Platz zu finden Nach einer Passage durch ein Zeitloch kommt das Schiff vom Kurs ab und ger t in Bereiche der Galaxie, die noch nicht erforscht und kartographiert wurden.Da alle Orientierungsm glichkeiten fehlen, wird es immer unwahrscheinlicher, da das Schiff den heimweg findet Die Asgard mu auf einem fremden Planeten notlanden Die Lage an Bord spitzt sich zu, der Pilot stirbt, und die Menschen beginnen zu verzweifeln.Nur Max Jones gibt nicht auf, den Kurs nach Hause zu suchen Gl cklicherweise versetzen ihn seine mathematischen F higkeiten in die Lage, den Kurs nach Hause, der durch den Hyperraum f hrt, zu berechnen.Dieser Roman geh rt in die Reihe ausgezeichnet erz hlter Jugendromane, die Heinlein f r den Jugendbuchverlag Scribner s verfa te Sie geh ren ohne Zweifel zum Besten, was sowohl Heinlein als auch das Genre hervorgebracht haben und eignen sich ideal zum Einstieg in die Science Fiction.

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    1. Astrogators in space!One of Heinlein's earlier juvenile novels, this is one where RAH describes in great detail the machinations of the astrogators, quite a bit dated now with computers and it is amusing to imagine as he did a trio of math geniuses sitting in chairs with slide rules charting out a space ship's course, but that was part of his charm. Some thin characterizations along with some very 1950sish language, but Heinlein was working his very peculiar magic and this is all the while a fin [...]

    2. I like this dated novel. A human civilization that was pictured or imagined before our present level of computer and electronic technology was even imagined. A young man "inherits" somewhat informally a set of "astrogator's" texts and then sets out to get "sponsored" to get into the Astrogator's guild", the only way to become an astrogator, someone who plots the course of starships through deep space. One of Heinlein's so called teen novels and a good read. It dates back to 1953 and as I said is [...]

    3. Another typical (great!) Heinlein YA novel about a farm boy who makes good. The main characters in this book aren't angels. They break the law - bad ones mostly - for reasons they think are sufficient (I always thought so) & reap the consequences afterward, but still come out ahead. Max is a hillbilly & has an impossible situation at home. He runs away, gets fake ID with the help of a rough, but kind stranger. He gets a job on a space ship cleaning pet cages. Menial, but honest work that [...]

    4. An SF Juvenile originally published 60 years ago, 1953, & it shows its age in a few places, but was still a wonderful yarn with one of my favorite characters in it, Sam. Hardly the perfect hero or role model, he was a lot of fun & showed the main character, Max, the ropes.The age of the story was most apparent in the technology. Max has to study a computer by opening a panel & tracing circuits. Logs were pulled out of the tables in books (Anyone else remember those?), problems were m [...]

    5. I read a lot of Heinlein's juveniles when I was younger, but I missed this one and it was on sale from Audible, so it was nice to enjoy one of his earlier works, before he started getting old and wanky. Everything from Friday on was pretty much Heinlein getting his freak on, but his earlier novels are still sci-fi classics for good reason.Starman Jones is your basic boys' adventure story: Max is a kid from Earth who runs away from home when his stepmother marries an abusive bum. He meets an amia [...]

    6. Heinlein's anachronistic elements are often recognized when dealing with technical issues. Other aspects are less obvious. I've lived in the Ozarks area (the boundaries between mountain ranges are necessarily nebulous). I was once lost in a state park. I made my way out by following excessively bright lights to a prison. That was some years ago, but things have gotten worse everywhere. There are no longer any places that get dark at night. (Possibly with the exception of Arizona, where the astro [...]

    7. This Heinlein guy was pretty good at telling a story.Max Jones is a young farmer, working hard to support his unlovable stepmother after his father's death, but he dreams of the life his Uncle Chet lived, as a member of the Astrogators' Guild. Chet had promised him that he'd nominate him for membership, but died while Max was still too young to join, and then Max's father, before he died also, made him promise to take care of his stepmother.But when his stepmother remarries and she and her new h [...]

    8. While I'm tooling around the world and history of writers I tripped upon Robert Heinlein. I decided I had to read at least one, so I picked Starman Jones. I have to say during the first two chapters I almost stopped reading because I felt like I was back in high school and it just wasn't sitting well with me. Then we finally got to space I got it, I really enjoyed it. The main character, a few extra characters and of course space were interesting. What didn't work was it feel very old. The book [...]

    9. I enjoyed reading this several times on my own, but really enjoyed reading it (in small bits) with the kids in 2013. It is the second Heinlein novel I went through with them, after The Star Beast and they loved them both. Come to think of it, it has been over the time that we've been reading this that Lily first declared her intention to become an astronaut when she grows up (with the proviso that it might be too hard, and if it is, she's going to become a "smoothie girl.") Somehow that combinat [...]

    10. This is one of my favorite Heinlein Juvies. I first read it when I was about 10 years old. It launched my lifelong interest in space and rockets and wanting to be a spaceman, to get off earth and explore the galaxy. It's about a poor kid making good and becoming the Captain of a spaceship through a series of improbable events. Whenever, I feel the need to rekindle that feeling of wonder and need to explore or advance, I re-read this book.

    11. This is typical Heinlein youth fiction. Though, this isn’t the best of the youth novels; it certainly isn’t the worst. Heinlein takes a stab at the injustice of the class system. He loves his guns, the constitution, freedom, etc. My favorite part of the book is Max’s (the protagonist) obsession with his library book. Of course it is dated, but it was written in the early 50s. Usually I find Heinlein’s sexism almost endearing, but in this book, I was almost offended. I didn’t think that [...]

    12. Had this one for so many years. I always wanted to get thru Heinlein's juveniles, and am slowly getting there.This one holds up to time as a rollicking space adventure for our main character, a poor farm boy, Max Jones, who joins on to a spaceship, run by the form of Navy, first under an assumed name, then through all mishaps and misadventures, becomes a legitimate member of the ship.It was a quick and enjoyable read.

    13. This novel is written towards boys who have not yet been twitterpated. And it's written well. As I am not the target demographic, being female and I've most definitely been twitterpated, this book doesn't follow along the natural paths I expect it to. However, it is still an amazing book.

    14. I've been really enjoying the Heinlein juveniles, and I think this one is one of my favorites. The plot-structure is a little bit weird, at first. And it definitely frustrates expectations in some interesting ways. For example, there's a well set-up, unlikely love-story. But instead of happily-ever-after, reality intrudes and the couple break up when she goes back to her privileged home to marry her boyfriend.Of course, I've read enough Heinlein now, that I'm starting to realize that's kind of h [...]

    15. This is another Heinlein I remember favorably from my childhood. It has not stood the test of time quite as well some of his other titles. Virtually all the women have rather sexist positions. They are vapid, predatory, vicious, or good but on the stupid side. "You need the little darlings but you need to keep them in their places" pretty much sums up his attitude to a large degree in this book.All the vital characters are men. The story itself is excellent. Max and Sam are aboard a starship by [...]

    16. A solid and enjoyable Heinlein entry. The edition I read had a foreward that talks about how this is one of Heinlein's efforts to write a science fiction Horatio Alger story. I don't think I would have seen it myself, but it's clearly there. The main character ends up having some delightfully good luck to match his wits and skill. As Heinlein points out, it's actually modeled after a real story, but that doesn't mean it's real believable ;) Just focus on the entertainment value; you won't get yo [...]

    17. Starman Jones was copyrighted in 1953 by Robert A. Heinlein and published that same year by Charles Scribner’s Sons of New York. The sixth of the Heinlein Juveniles, it is the last one to be fully illustrated by Clifford Geary.It is also the first of his juveniles to postulate interstellar travel. All of the earlier books confined travel within the solar system. The protagonist, Maximilian Jones, or Max as he is known, comes from unspecified hill country, possibly the Ozarks, where he is livin [...]

    18. Starman Jones is a 50s Science Fiction escapist novel. It's written directly to appeal to teenage boys of dysfunctional families who have no greater wish than to run away and be special. Max Jones, our protagonist, is just such a teenager. He runs away from home, from Earth, and becomes a seasoned space traveller.Let's get one thing straight: Like most science fiction of its era, this book did not age well in that its science is somewhere between fluffy and dumb. There is wireless power transmis [...]

    19. From ISawLightningFallReputations accrete in funny ways, and often we end up with a mental picture of a person or his work that's less than accurate. Take Robert A. Heinlein for example, the so-called dean of science fiction writers. Though Heinlein's career spanned nearly half a century, most folks today know him for the militaristic Starship Troopers, whose characters blasted not only intergalactic arachnids but Marxism as well. But theme-heavy SF doesn't compose the entirety of his oeuvre. In [...]

    20. This is one of Heinlein's "juveniles"--that is, what we now call young adult. I tend to prefer quite a few of those to his adult novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land. I wouldn't count this among his best in that category though--of which my favorite is Citizen of the Galaxy. I'd say it's only about average for Heinlein--which still means it's very good indeed. This is the coming of age tale of a boy who goes from dirt between the toes farm boy to the stars. Yes, some aspects are dated--soci [...]

    21. This is the book that got nine-year-old me started on a fifteen-year science fiction binge, until the genre started to get darker and edgier (and duller). I loved the fast-paced story-telling and the wish-fulfilment; farm boy becomes well, I'm not going to spoil it but it's a great ride. On re-reading the book recently, I winced a bit at some of the attitudes towards women, but that was par for the course in 1953 and the female protagonist was a tough cookie, as were some of the other women. In [...]

    22. So I just read this book, and now on see that I read it in 1988; this is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've read it. It's a good story, good quality sf for 1953. It's funny how Heinlein made the future seem so real in his books, but he's always got one leg stuck directly in the past (or perhaps half his body). In this future of starships, the main character still grows up isolated on a farm (which is one reason I identified with the thing when I read it when I was in the 7th or 8th grade). Too, [...]

    23. What is Science fiction? The art of weaving a fantastic adventure and making it seem plausible - using science. Make no mistake, it is an art and one that the likes of Heinlein and Asimov, practice with finesse. Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov are the grandmasters of the SciFi tradition. They defined the genre, IMO. And you can read Starman Jones to figure out why Heinlein counts among them.Come with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and wonder. Look at the stars and wonder [...]

    24. Almost a coming of age, growing up story arc of a lad that was barefoot poor on a 1950s era farmstead that grew into a captain lost in space, who saves the day. A simple book, but some good hard sci-fi elements included. I always like Heinlein's way of writing that makes things feel like real life. Some of the characters were kind of stereotypical, and it included some dated sexism from characters that shows this book is from 1951. But it was still quite enjoyable.

    25. Gloriously old-fashioned 'juvenile' SF. Yes, the technology outlook is laughable (using books of tables to navigate a starship by) but the heart of the book is a young man's growing up through hardship and challenges. I read this first when I was a teenager, and it was one of the books that made me a committed SF fan. Sense of wonder? Check. Strong narrative? Check. Careful backgrounding of future scenario? Check. Great stuff.

    26. One of the Juvenile SiFi books Heinlein wrote to introduce SiFi to young readers. An excellent book for young readers to start reading SiFi stories. Heinlein as always writes a very good interesting story that has just enough pure science in it to perk your interest. Very recommended.

    27. I really liked this book. A lot of modern sci-fi themes and ideas can be traced back to this book; warp speed, possible parallel universes, etc. Good story and characters, geared toward young readers because it's more or less a coming of age story, but I loved it and I'm nearly 40. Hard to beat.

    28. review of Robert A. Heinlein's Starman Jones by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - May 28, 2016 I might as well add Heinlein to my pantheon of favorite SF writers even though I feel like I 'left him behind' around 46 yrs ago. Starman Jones is another great example of Heinlein's promotion of the idea that people of 'humble' 'unpromising' origins can develop their latent extraordinary abilities & succeed under highly challenging circumstances. Max Jones starts off as a farmer living in straightened [...]

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