The Secret of Saturn's Rings (1954) by Donald A. Wollheim / [ASIN: B0007DY6TQ ].
"Bruce Rhodes fights for Earth's survival in the whirling maelstrom of rocks that hides the secret of Saturn's rings.
Young Bruce and his scientist father Doctor Rhodes believe that if the profit-mad Terraluna Th. Corporation starts mining operations on the Moon, Planet Earth would be destroyed by a bombardment of flaming meteorites. To prove their theory, they plan to rocket to Saturn I: Mimas moon. The once-prosperous Saturn's satellite was now dead after being mysteriously shattered by a similar rain of fire. The men are suddenly plunged into a space war. Bruce and his father battle valiantly in an attempt to carry out their vital mission in this space adventure of "excitement and suspense"..." Recommended."
[Goodreads Community Reviews /Jim Mcclanahan]: 'One of the original "Winston Science Fiction" books for young readers -- that were published in the 1950s, this tale about a young high schooler and his scientist father traveling to Saturn to unveil the reason that deep mining of Luna would result in disaster for Earth is on shaky ground in terms of its premise. But the author tries mightily to not only entertain, but also educate his target audience of young readers with "science facts" along the way. Hopelessly outdated now, one must still applaud his effort. And the story is enough fun on its own to hold a young 1950s reader's (like me) attention'.
'Winston Science Fiction was a series of 37 American juvenile science fiction books published by the John C. Winston Company of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1960 and by its successor Holt, Rinehart & Winston in 1960 and 1961. It included 35 novels by various writers, including many who became famous in the SF field, such as Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Bova, and Lester del Rey. There was also one anthology, The Year After Tomorrow, edited by del Rey and others. There was one non-fiction book Rockets through Space: The Story of Man's Preparations to Explore the Universe by del Rey which details the factual science and technology of rocket flight. Many of the dust jackets became science fiction classics; the artists included Hugo Award winners Ed Emshwiller and Virgil Finlay along with Hugo nominees such as Mel Hunter and Alex Schomburg'.
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