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Heinlein in BOYS' LIFE: Freshly Scanned at Google Books 
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Google Books is accumulating scanned issues of Boys' Life, the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, and new ones have popped up almost every day this week.

Heinlein sold a lot of fiction there. Click this to look it over:


I like seeing these stories with their original illustrations. They can be captured if you know the trick of fishing a PNG out of your browser's cache.

Stories include "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon," "Tenderfoot in Space," "Satellite Scout" (Farmer in the Sky), "Tramp Space Ship" (The Rolling Stones), and more.

Me, I'm drooling over the March 1964 issue with Arthur C. Clarke's "The Sunjammer" and Robert McCall's illustrations of solar-sailing yachts. Photoshop can take the color out of that damned blue newsprint the story was printed on.

I've also discovered stories in "Donald Keith's" Time Machine series previously unknown to me.

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Jim, there can be disappointments, but there are also surprises. I re-read a number of childhood favorites with my kids, or when they were reading them so we could discuss them, and many stood up quite well, and/or revealed new pleasures. The greatest surprise was "The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" which I distinctly recalling reading more than once as a child -- but had no memory of the Michelangelo strand of the plot! I had fixated on hiding in the museum and living there.


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I started a new topic for the Time Machine stories:



Also, I wrote an account of them for my blog and rounded up links to the scanned versions:


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Thanks for posting this find. The Heinlein stories are great, of course, but I must admit the cover for "Sunjammer" is what I really remember from that time in Boy's Life.

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In the late '70s (April 1978 to September 1979), Boys' Life did a comic serialization of Heinlein's "Between Planets" that I still remember.

Here's the direct links, so you can enjoy the story in full:




















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