Farmer in the Sky Summary
Robert A. Heinlein

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Farmer in the Sky Summary

Farmer in the Sky is a novel about pioneers, about youth and age, and about the boundaries of the human spirit. It challenges the reader to consider the very real possibility that the human race will soon embark upon a new era of exploration. This time, the frontier is space.

Pioneers of the future will need the same emotional and spiritual resources as those of the past. However difficult it may be to imagine actually populating another world, humans will undoubtedly take their personalities with them—all the bad traits as well as the good. This fact alone will make society in space similar in many respects to society as we know it on Earth. The pressures of establishing human life on distant worlds will magnify the faults and demand more of the virtues.

Farmer in the Sky is told from the point of view of a...

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