Orphans of the Sky

By: Heinlein, Robert A.

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"Hugh had been taught that, according to the ancient sacred writings, the Ship was on a voyage to faraway Centaurus. But he also understood this was actually allegory for a voyage to spiritual perfection. Indeed, how could the Ship move, since its miles and miles of metal corridors were all there was of creation? Science knew that the Ship was all the Universe, and as long as the sacred Convertor was fed, the lights would continue to glow and the air would flow, and the Creator's Plan would be fulfilled.
" Of course, there werre the muties, grotesquely deformed parodies of humans, who lurked in the upper reaches of the Ship where gravity was weaker. Were they evil incarnate, or merely a divine check on the population, keeping humanity from expanding past the capacity of the Ship to support?
" Then Hugh was captured by the muties and met their leader (or leaders) Joe-Jim, with two heads on one body. And he learned the true nature of the Ship and its mission between the stars. But could he make his people believe him before it was too late? Could he make them believe that he must be allowed to fly the ship? "

Title: Orphans of the Sky

Author Name: Heinlein, Robert A.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Turner, Patrick (Cover)

Categories: Robert Heinlein,

Edition: 27th Edition; 2nd Baen printing

Publisher: Riverdale, NY, Baen Books: 2007

ISBN Number: 0671318454

ISBN Number 13: 9780671318451

Binding: Mass Market paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 8426

Keywords: Science Fiction Space Travel Generation Ships Slower Than Light Travel Mutiny Lost Ships Mutants Starship Travel