"There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."
—Robert A. Heinlein, from Time Enough for Love.
Be Prepared – Or Die!
Bill Lermer travels with his father, stepmother and stepsister to colonize a Jovian moon in the process of being terraformed. Out here, self-reliance is the key to survival—and Bill finds that his Boy Scout motto isn't merely a pretty saying. It's a necessary rule for survival!
This is it: what we think is the best of the classic Robert Heinlein adventure novels that influenced a generation of engineers and space scientists and still set the heart racing and the mind afire!