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I read this book in the mid to late 80's. All I remember is that there are humans living on a space station (or possibly on the Moon) above an Earth that was devastated by some disaster. It is forbidden for anyone to go to Earth. A young boy steals a shuttle and goes to Earth and meets a young girl for some adventures. I recall that there was a pet involved, but I don't remember if it came with the boy from the space station or if it belonged to the girl.

I recall the book as being rather light fare and not hard sci-fi or heavy drama. I likely read it around 1986 when I was 13 or 14.

  • There are a few similarities to the Bohemian Rhapsody episode of the animé series Cowboy Bebop. (Although you really have to distort the imagination a bit to make it all fit in :)) – oliver-clare Oct 4 '12 at 11:16
  • I read something similar in the 1960's, the boy lived on one of several space stations, I seem to remember his was station 'K' – user14090 Apr 26 '13 at 13:47
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The beginning of your question sounds remarkably like Exile to Hell by Asimov from 1968, but that was only a short story. Maybe your book was based on it?

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