Podkayne of Mars [Robert A. Heinlein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A delight. – New York Herald Tribune A tale beloved by many fans. That represents a typical passage in Podkayne of Mars; rather than opt for a plain transmission of information, Heinlein injects life into his prose. ‘s Podkayne of Mars was, if Heinlein’s comments in Grumbles from the Grave March 10, Robert A. Heinlein to Lurton Blassingame.
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We dicker and compromise and everybody thinks he has received a raw deal, but somehow after a tedious amount of talk we come up with some jury-rigged way to do it without getting anybody’s head bashed in.
Just think of it, hon – Homo sapiens is the most cruel, the most vicious, the most predatory, and certainly the most deadly of all the animals in this solar system. While in his early days he was some form of leftist, socialist progressive, his views underwent a pronounced change later on and he earned himself a divorce in the process. Heinlein gives us a smart feministic mixed-race heroine.
I was also tickled to discover that “Podkayne” is the girl’s name. But this story takes place in the far future.
Podkayne of Mars
When the spaceship makes a stop at Venus, a fascinating commercial enterprise where there are no laws and everyone strives to get a share of the corporation that runs the planet, Podkayne learns that her suspicions were correct and that her pleasure trip to Earth with her uncle is not exactly what it seems.
Oh, Heinlein, heinleni must you disappoint me so? Book Details Podkayne of Mars Author: And I also recommend avoiding the wiki article if you’re considering reading the story, because it will contain far too many spoilers for someone not already familiar with the book. Discussion group on Poddy 4 38 Jun 27, View all 7 comments. Though the book is Podkayne’s diary it is debatable whether she is the main character of the story.
See all reviews. That represents a typical passage in Podkayne of Mars ; rather than opt for a plain transmission of information, Heinlein injects life into his prose. The trouble is, the glory never comes.
Podkayne of Mars: Heinlein gives us a smart feministic mixed-race heroine
Marss to the contrary, it’s one of her best qualities. This is not a juvenile novel, as one of the earlier reviewers also points out. This is the ending that appeared when the book was published This ending has appeared in all subsequent editions.
In fact I masr not really find anything all that wrong with the character, though she may podkxyne been a little on the innocent side though it is clear that Mars is a puritanical society. Heinlein science fiction novels American science fiction novels Mars in fiction Venus in fiction Works originally published in If magazine Novels first published in serial form G. Her mother is a respected engineer.
Even a book like Podkayne of Marswhich one might quibble is a touch underplotted, is a satisfying read because of the investment in the people.
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Write a customer review. That is about all there is to the story structure. It’s funny that I insist on remembering it the way Heinlein wrote which isn’t the way it is published. Byscience fiction master Heinlein had jars a dozen Young Adult novels, all starring boys, and his publishers pointed out that he had a female fan base as well.
This did not please his publisher, who demanded and got a rewrite over the author’s bitter objections. Her parents can’t take her jars they are about to raise twins, but her Uncle Tom comes to the rescue.
Later publishers sometimes included the original, or both, endings. Trivia About Podkayne of Mars. It’s not all that surprising that the trend of latch-key children, with working parents, was something Heinlein saw fit to include and comment on back in as programs like CBC radio’s Pdkayne Club featured the topic “How War Affects Canadian Children” coining the term ‘latchkey kid’ back in We receive referral fees for all purchases not just off.
She loves her family.
This semi-secret status puts them all in danger as the book progresses as there are forces at work heiblein sabotage the Summit, forces which are up to no good and in some cases are up to kidnapping, torture, and even bodily injury to get their sabotage accomplished.
I can read it with a grain of salt as a result.
Podkayne of Mars, a book by Robert A Heinlein | Book review
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Podkayne of Mars holds a good deal for the libertarian to consider, and while the story is not fantastic, it is solid enough, especially when combined with that Heinlein prose and voice. The cast visits podjayne different societies and interacts with their laws and customs, always wondering and speculating rather than lecturing or insisting.
On the spaceship Poddy and Clark make a friend and get to enjoy extravagant dinners and dances.