Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

The book is a science fiction novel that follows the story of a teenage boy who emigrates with his family from an overcrowded Earth to Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons, which is in the process of being terraformed into a habitable environment. The narrative explores the challenges of pioneering on a new world, including the struggle to adapt to a harsh and unfamiliar environment, the need for self-sufficiency, and the dynamics of building a new society on the frontier of space. The protagonist must navigate personal loss, the complexities of adolescence, and the responsibilities of helping to establish a new colony, all while facing the unpredictable dangers of an alien world.

The 10142nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 1950, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 18.0.

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