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A group of Humans as part of their survival training are dropped on the surface of a planet. They are supposed to be picked up after a few weeks, this doesn't happen. They eventually discover that the reason is a Nova.

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  • Some additional description notes: dougturnbull.com/tunnel-sky Anything ring a bell?
    – beichst
    Jan 7, 2017 at 2:03
  • Some various Tunnel in the Sky book covers if that helps jog a memory: google.com/…
    – beichst
    Jan 7, 2017 at 2:05
  • Thanks Beichst, it WAS Tunnel in the Sky by Heinlein. It was a Nova not a Super-Nova. I was actually asking on behalf of a friend, but I am fairly sure I read this a very long time ago. If you answer it I will mark it as a correct answer.
    – Seldon2k
    Jan 7, 2017 at 2:15
  • Thank you for the offer. As it was simply a dup, no need for me to submit an answer. Just glad to hear this was it. A great juvenile SF book that IMHO has held up well over the years.
    – beichst
    Jan 7, 2017 at 20:06

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