Have Space Suit-Will Travel Summary
The story opens in Centerville, a small town in the American Midwest, in the very near future. Clifford Russell, nicknamed Kip, is about to graduate from high school and is worried about not having enough money to go to college.
His burning ambition is to go to the moon, but the commercial trips that are available are too expensive. When a detergent manufacturer offers a trip to the moon as first prize in an advertising contest, Kip enters with fanatical zeal, only to lose first prize on a technicality.
As a consolation prize, however, he is awarded a used space suit, which he painstakingly restores to prime working condition. The suit's built-in communications system enables him to make contact with Peewee Reisfeld, an elevenyear-old girl genius and the daughter of a prominent scientist.
Together they are kidnapped and abducted to the moon by despicable...
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Have Space Suit-Will Travel Short Guide
Robert A. Heinlein Biographies (1)
15,701 words, approx. 53 pages
Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri, a small town some sixty-five miles south of Kansas City. He and his six brothers and sisters were raised in Kansas City, where he attended grade sch...
Essays & Analysis (2)
352 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement
That old master of SF, Robert Heinlein, knows [science fiction] well enough to make fun of it. Kip, his engaging hero [in Have Space Suit—Will Tr...
156 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Robert Berkvist
Robert A. Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes. What makes his work so rich is that he combines his lively creative sense with an ...