Reviews of Tunnel in the Sky (1955)
Review by rootbeer (2003-03-10)
One of Heinlein's best, Tunnel in the Sky deals with a training session to teach people how to survive on untamed planets while setting up new colonies for human expantion. Earth is getting overcrowded and we must press on to new worlds, or suffocate under our own population pressure. Similar in scope to Lord of the Flies but dealing with children who are trained survivalists, I found it very enjoyable to watch the stranded group slowly learn how important it is to create a society with rules and laws, and begin to tame a dangerous world.