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Stories; Universe by Robert A Heinlein (1941)

Universe starts with a curious farmer learning that the universe is not what he is told that it is. First he is recruited as a trainee scientist, then he gets into a set of adventures that proves that he is actually on a multi-generation ship travelling between the stars. This ship was refered to by Niven and Pournelle in the book Footfall as a universe ship.

This was first published as part of a two part serial in astounding science fiction under the title "UNIVERSE", and was later published by dell in 1951, and was eventually published with the sequel "COMMON SENSE" in the book orphans of the sky.

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