Starman Jones
by Robert Heinlein

 

General 36 lines/page; 9 words/line. 324 words/page. 252 - 8 pages. About 80,000 words
Chap 1
  • 13 pages ~ 4200 words
  • Max - his stepmother remarries & his step-stepfather intends to enforce his authority, which means he will sell the farm and Max's books.
  • 1st - Max dreams of space travel; his uncle is an astrogator. His mother depends on him for dinner, cleaning home, tending farm
  • He calls his new stepfather a thief and decides to runs way
  • Sets the scene/place of this future
  • Physical desc. of Max - very limited
Chap 2
  • 10 pages ~ 3250 words
   
   

 

 

Chap 2
  • Running the tunnel
  • The hobo who gives meal, steals book & card
Chap 3
  • 10 pages; Earthport
  • Hitchikes south; serves as foil so that driver can doubledrive
Chap 4
  • 10 pages; Astrogator's Guide
  • He's not registered; they give him money for books
  • He meets Sam again (the hobo)
Chap 5
  • 7 pages; 'your money and my know-how'
  • The scam to get into space; buying fake cards
  • Aging Max by thinning hair, etc.
  • Fake ulcer - complain about no milk - repute for untalkative
   

 

 

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