ORBITAL RESONANCE. New York: Tor, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. First of the four books in the "Century Next Door" series. "Barnes's third novel, the Young Adult ORBITAL RESONANCE (1991), told with markedly more panache and vigor than his first two tales, rather implausibly argues that adult humans might well decide that their children are better equipped than they are to handle the challenges of the new in space. The young female protagonist evinces clear similarities to the heroine of Robert A. Heinlein's PODKAYNE OF MARS (1963)." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-77. A fine copy. (#73701).