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Time For The Stars

Author: Heinlein, Robert A.

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Paperback. English. Pan Books. 1973. In fair condition.

Tom Bartlett has always done just about everything with his bossy identical twin brother Pat. Now suddenly Tom finds himself on an exciting interstellar journey, whose goal is to find planets hospitable to human life. Tom will relay the Captain's and scientific teams' reports telepathically to Pat, who remains on Earth as will other telepathic twins who will also relay information to their identical siblings back home. Such mind-to-mind communication, it is discovered, is not bound by the speed of light. 

One catch to this set-up has to do with Einstein's relativity laws: Ship-time on this faster-than-light journey will not be the same as Earth-time, and Tom's stay-at-home twin will become an old man while Tom is still young. Tom's many trials and adventures in space as well as his communications with successive generations of the Bartlett family, display Heinlein's signature storytelling skills, with humor, wisdom and flair. Chicago Sunday Tribune wrote, "Rarely has Heinlein pushed his imagination further" and The New York Times wrote that TIME FOR THE STARS is "a joy to read. Here again is Heinlein at his best."

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