|Genre:||Science fiction novel|
|Preceded by:||The Bulletin Board|
|Followed by:||The Puppet Masters|
“Between Planets” is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized as “Planets in Combat” in “Blue Book” magazine September and October issues of 1951. It was published in hardcover that year by “Scribner’s” as part of the “Heinlein Juveniles.”
Don Harvey was attending school on Earth when his parents suddenly and urgently called him home to Mars. He had been skeptical about the talk of interplanetary war breaking out if Mars and Venus followed through on their threats to declare independence from Earth, but he was wrong.
He visits an old family friend who asks him to deliver a ring to his father. Shortly afterward, the friend had been questioned by Earth’s secret police and had died from “heart failure,” they claimed. When Earth troops landed on Venus and started looking for Don and that mysterious ring, he realized that he was trapped in the center of a war between worlds that could change the fate of the Solar System forever!