A rocket race around the solar "SYSTEM ONLY TO FIND HIMSELF PERPETUAL "only to find himself perpetual of tricks by the conniving Martian menThe language pure pulp fiction of tricks by the conniving Martian menThe language is pure pulp fiction the book is a cut above its kind for a number of reasons the ever shifting relationship between the protagonist and his brother the delicate thread of peace woven through the Cold War plot and most especially the author s skill at creating drama through iet tension The chapter where the rocket must skirt near the sun is memorable very little happens except that the author builds the anticipation of disaster higher and higherThis was the book that made me fall in love with science fiction at age ten Though I can see the novel s flaws now it remains one of my favorites If you have a young reader in the family these are a must read for them Just as good as I remember it from when I first read it as a 12 year old. H dangerous nknown forces of space and attempting to outwit the invidious Martian contenders Jerry realized that what was at stake was than a racing championship for Earthwhat was at stake was his lif. ,
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A fun romp through classic era of science fiction It is a short book with flaws but fast paced and entertaining Pulp that must have been as fun to write as it is to read This book was originally published in 1952 nder a pseudonym as Philip St John Great Sifi story by one of the master of the genre This is a very good book for a young reader new to SiFi or wanting to start reading SiFi to read Recommended I think it s good to occasionally pick p an older book especially if it s by one of the
great authorsauthors of the genreRocket Jockey is a fast paced book doesn t take the time to build the plot or characters before easing into the story Instead we are thrown onto the launch pad and blasted into space much as our main character Jerry Blaine From there things just get crazy as Jerry becomes the one hope of our planet in a race that will bring interpla. From back of book IT WASN'T HIS SHIP OR HIS JOB OR HIS PROBLEMbut suddenly Jerry Blaine was behind the controls of Earth's Last Hope and blasting off for the galaxy's most savage space race His brother. Netary commerce back to the mother world Readers will find themselves rooting for Jerry as he finds himself bucking the odds against a ruthless competitor who will stop at nothing to win and humiliate the team from Earth The punches are hard and fast giving you little time to catch your breath before the next flurryI thoroughly enjoyed this my first Lester del Rey novel It was a ick read with a nail biting finish Another Del Reythe genreRocket Jockey is a fast bookOf The GenreRocket Jockey Is A Fast
book I read when I was in elementary school It wasI read when I was in elementary school It was An oldie but a goodie This title comes in at the end of the classic era of sci fi before sci fi got overtly political and full of social issues I like the simple sci fi but I m an old white guy Not much to say This is Lester del Rey at his best Originally published in 1952 nder the pen name of Philip St John this is the tale of a seventeen year old boy who reluctantly joins. Dick had planned to be the rocket jockey in the family but a freak
accident had taken him out of the running leaving only Jerry tohad taken him out of the running leaving only Jerry to onNow speeding from planet to planet moon to moon wrestling wit.