|Genre:||Science fiction novel|
|Preceded by:||Tenderfoot in Space|
|Followed by:||—All You Zombies—|
“Have Space Suit—Will Travel” is a science fiction novel for young readers by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction” August, September, October issues of 1958, and published by “Scribner’s” in hardcover the same year. It is the last of the “Heinlein Juveniles.”
Heinlein made use of his engineering expertise to add realistic details to the story; for a time during World War II, he was a civilian aeronautics engineer working at a laboratory where pressure suits were being developed for use at high altitudes.
The title refers to both the expression “Have tux, will travel” and to the television show “Have Gun—Will Travel.”
Have Space Suit—Will Travel was nominated for a “Hugo Award” in 1959.
Kip Russell wants nothing more than to go to the moon. But after entering a contest to help realize his dream, he is thrust into a space adventure he could never have imagined—with the most unlikely of friends and enemies.