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A fun romp through the classic era of science fiction It is a short book with flaws, but fast paced and entertaining Pulp fiction that must have been as fun to write as it is to read. If you have a young reader in the family these are a must read for them. Originally published in 1952 under the pen name of Philip St John, this is the tale of a seventeen year old boy who reluctantly joins a rocket race around the solar system, only to find himself the perpetual victim of tricks by the conniving Martian men.The language is pure pulp fiction, but 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 quiet 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 higher.This 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. This book was originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym as Philip St John. ( Kindle ) ☢ Rocket Jockey ♷ 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 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 To Carry OnNow, Speeding From Planet To Planet, Moon To Moon, Wrestling With Dangerous Unknown 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 Life Another Del Rey book I read when I was in elementary school It was entertaining. 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