Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This Heinlein juvenile novel (written for young people) describes a world in which food on overcrowded Earth is rationed. A teenaged boy emigrates with his family to Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter, which is being terraformed.

The novel was awarded a Retro Hugo in 2001. Select an invention:

Mass-Conversion Ship
A spacecraft that uses the ultimate in fuel sources.

Quickthaw
A microwave oven to heat food items quickly.

Syntho-Steak
Artificially produced meat.

Torch
The orifice from which issued the reaction mass of an atomic powered space craft.

Walker Wagon
Robotic vehicle with a trough-like body and many mechanical legs.

 

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