Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids by Paul French (Isaac Asimov)

Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Lucky Starr, #2)Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids by Paul French
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Isaac Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of books for the juvenile market using the pen name Paul French. I only read the first half because I’m not ten years old any more, but I could see where kids would enjoy it. It’s somewhere in the range of a Superman comic to early Star Trek. It’s also quite dated technologically and socially. It does introduce some interesting facts and concepts about space and physics that might inspire youngsters to enter into science more seriously. There were a few things along those lines that I didn’t know, or, more likely, once knew but have forgotten. If you’re an adult who enjoys reading old comics from the 50’s and 60’s, you might enjoy this, too. The book is very short, so a quick read, but stylistically it might try your patience.

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