Tunnel in the Sky

Tunnel in the Sky
Publication date:1955
Genre:Science fiction novel
Series:Heinlein Juveniles
Preceded by:The Star Beast
Followed by:Double Star
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“Tunnel in the Sky” is a science fiction novel written by Robert A. Heinlein and published in 1955 by “Scribner’s” as one of the Heinlein Juveniles. The themes of the work include the difficulties of growing up and the nature of man as a social animal.


The story of a group of students who are dropped on a foreign planet in order to test their survival skills. When the rescue ship doesn’t arrive, they must create a new society and learn to adapt to their new life in the wild… but are their greatest troubles from beasts or fellow man?

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