Here’s an insane long shot – did any of you read the Trouble Club books when you were a kid? I just found all four (I think there were only four) on eBay and of course I grabbed them. The Trouble Club are these four kids (and two dogs) that get into all sorts of 1950’s science predicaments, like stealing a rocket and accidentally running out of air, and catching some dude who is blackmailing the government with his cloud-bouncing heat ray (!). They stole a page from Rocketship Galileo (or vice-versa) and fight Nazis on the moon. The books are stuffed with that Heinlein juvenile style of breezy optimism and scientific gung-ho spirit, and they could be surprisingly dark – people die, for example, and not artfully. I think I read my dad’s dog-eared copies one hundred times each. They are very weird and wonderful books – I remember the terrible art and flimsy paper, like they had been printed in Latvia or something. I can’t wait to read them again!

The Trouble Club
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2 thoughts on “The Trouble Club

  • June 12, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Hey, the books I bought in Latvia were nice!

    These look cool, though…

  • June 12, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    It was foolish of me to inpugn the quality of Latvian paper – I’m deeply sorry.

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