Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Green Hills of Earth by Robert A. Heinlein

First sentence: 

"Sure, we had trouble building Space Ship One -- but the trouble was people."


"The arching sky is calling
Spaceman back to their trade.
All hands! Stand by! Free falling!
And the lights below us fade

Out ride the sons of Terra,
Far drives the thundering jet,
Up leaps the race of Earthman,
Out, far, and onward yet --

We've tried each spinning space mote
And reckoned its true worth:
Take us back again to the homes of men
On the cool green hills of Earth.

We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth
Let us rest our eyes on fleecy skies,
And the cool green hills of Earth!" 
-- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I enjoyed these short stories about the Earth and the Moon. Two of my favorites were "'It's Great to Be Back'" about a couple who learns where their home is, and "--We Also Walk Dogs" about a new kind of concierge company.

Date read: 3/21/2012
Book #: 12
Challenges: Off the Shelf Challenge, TBR Challenge 2012
Rating: 3*/5
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0671578357
ISBN-13: 9780671578534
Publisher: Baen Books
Year: 1951
# of pages: 270
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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