YMMV: Space Cadet

  • Fair for Its Day: Well before the Civil Rights Movement picked up steam, Heinlein takes pains to depict the Space Patrol as being staffed by all races and creeds. Of course it's still an all male force...
  • Science Marches On: The basics of orbital mechanics are sound, but Venus is depicted in its typical swamp habitat stereotype and the Asteroid Belt is described as a destroyed planet (which is a minor plot point later).