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Stand byfor mars! By CAREY ROCKWELL. WILLY LEY Technical Adviser. Printed in the united states of america.

Stand byfor mars! By CAREY ROCKWELL. GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers New York. Stand by for mars! The scarlet-clad figure stood before them ].

Stand by for Mars! book. I am grateful to Carey Rockwell (pseudonym for one or more unknown authors) and Mom for introducing me to science fiction through this book.

LibriVox recording of Stand by for Mars, by Carey Rockwell. Read by Sean O'Hara and Richard Kilmer. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels

LibriVox recording of Stand by for Mars, by Carey Rockwell. In the 1950s the character had his own radio show, TV series, comic book, breakfast cereal, and a line of young-adult novels. A cross between "Tom Brown's School Days" and Horatio Hornblower (and loosely based upon Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard.

Tom Corbett - Space Cadet was one of the first multimedia sensations. Heinlein's novel "Space Cadet"), the books follow the adventures of Tom and his friends Roger Manning and Astro as they work their way through Space Academy to become officers of the Solar Guard

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Stand by. For mars! WILLY LEY Technical Adviser. All rights reserved printed in the united states of america.

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Stand by for Mars! Read. Calling all boys and girls to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and all points in outer space - You, too, can be a part of the group of daring adventurers from the Space Academy who travel to mysterious lands in outer space on dangerous and exciting missions. It's a simple as opening a boo. f the book is Tom Corbett, Space Cadet! You'll discover the Earth of the future, where you can hurtle through space at breath-taking speed, and a trip to Mars will be as simple as taking a walk around the block.

Stand by for Mars! A Tom Corbett Space Cadet Adventure. And in the case of the book you hold in your hands – first in the Tom Corbett series by Carey Rockwell (whoever he was in real life) – this book is really pretty damned neat

Stand by for Mars! A Tom Corbett Space Cadet Adventure. subjects: Science Fiction. And in the case of the book you hold in your hands – first in the Tom Corbett series by Carey Rockwell (whoever he was in real life) – this book is really pretty damned neat. It’s the tale of three young men who join the Solar Guard to serve as Space Cadets (yes, really! That’s what the book calls them). It tells of the challenges that face them, and the way they triumph over adversity.

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Stand by For Mars!: A Tom Corbett Space Cadet Adventure. By Carey Rockwell, Willy Ley Technical Adviser. New York, Grosset & Dunlap Publishers. 1952 224pp. ISBN: 978-1258205638

Recently an article about the German-American, Willy Ley crossed my path and it created an interest in the science (and science fiction) writer. Kindle offered a cheap version of this particular book so I downloaded and read it.

The book is a science fiction novel of which Ley and Rockwell collaborated on a number of occasions. The story is an inspirational book for young men in the same vein as my grandfather’s Horatio Alger, my father’s Booth Tarkington and my own Clair Bee. I wrote a graduate thesis on these sort of books so for a change feel qualified to discuss the topic…not that qualification is necessary for me to opine.

The writers listed above all told tales of moral high ground and the requirement of team building which Stand by for Mars! did as well. Rather than sports being the focal point for the story, this one was about saving passengers on their way to Mars on board an apparently doomed spacecraft. The three heroes, as students of the elite Space Academy circa 2350 came together and worked as a unit under the direction of Tom Corbett. It was not always easy.

Unknown to Tom or the Venusian Astro, their third partner was the son of the man who first made a Martian settlement. But Roger’s father died in the process and he was left impoverished along with his mother as a result. Roger had a large chip on his shoulder making the threesome a difficult group with which to build a strong team of space cadets. In 1952, “Space Cadet” meant something entirely different than the concept that I have known since the late 60s. It was then, an honorable term.

As one might guess, their acumen and skills as students under extreme pressure, came to the fore and the bitter feelings that were preventing them from success were tossed aside during their perilous though successful rescue mission. They became heroes and if we can live another 234 years as so many futurists suggest, we may be reading about the threesome in whatever method mass media has at that time.

So, while they were experts in their occupations as space cadets there was some time for sport and one of the games was “Mercuryball” which will be played in a fashion of soccer but with three players to a team, a twelve inch ball and one that is filled with air but also with a mercury filled capsule to ensure flight unpredictability. Imagine, a small ball with a guarantee of inaccurate arcs for its mercury capsule being kicked by its players, 60 yards!! These boys were not only very smart and scientifically adept but also monstrously good athletes.

As this genre goes, trouble and tumult prevail until everyone recognizes their moral imperative and then they do the right thing and everyone gets their medal in the end.

Willy Ley died young by today’s standards. He was 62 and when this book came out 17 years prior to his demise, the characters considered people in their 60’s to be elderly. Clearly I am in my dotage. Willy named one of his daughters Xenia.
Wen
yet another of his books I missed.
His influence on von Braun and
the entire space programs of
multiple countries is known. He writes
good sci-fi, or is it design documents?
Risinal
Have not read it yet, I tend to collect for a while then read so I look forward to this read. I am a recent Steampunk fan though I guess I always have been and now known what to call it!
Arryar
I've heard the radio pod casts and now reading the books. This was an enjoyable read while I was in line at the super market or relaxing the last 10 min. of the day. I'm hoping the next book in the series will hold my interst just as well.
fabscf
A great old science fiction book for pre-teens and teens. I got it for my 9 year old grandson to read.
Felolak
One must remember this was this was written before technical advances could prove some of the ideas imposable. But this is science fiction!
Would recommend to anyone of any age.
Fordrekelv
Absolutely great reads! The whole series is cute in its 50's-dated language (which contains no swear words whatsover, unless you consider "space gas" an unholy epithet), and just has a fun energy!
I had the whole series of Tom Corbett books when I was young. I found them here and there growing up. Unfortunately during the many moves my family made, the books were lost. I found them again as an adult and bought the whole series from a seller. I think Stand By For Mars is the best of the 8 Tom Corbett books. It reads well, has action, plot and character development. It stands up well for a book that was written over 60 years ago. Yes some of the science reflects the early 1950's but still the book reads well. Even though we knew the Section 42-D team would eventually gel, it was good to read how it was done.

I was fascinated by the sport of mercury ball. Recently I read about something called wobble ball. The shape of the soccer ball is different but the effect seems the same as mercury ball - you can't tell where it will bounce or how it will bounce.

This is a fun read and although it is book for young adults, as an adult I still enjoy it. I pick it up every few years or so and read it and the series. As a kid I watched a lot of the space shuttle missions on TV. In the back of my head I thought how cool it would be to go to the Space Academy. Maybe 50-100 years from now there will be such a thing.
Stand by for Mars! download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Carey Rockwell
ISBN: 0554367319
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 208 pages