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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Podkayne of Mars – Wikipedia

Podkayne Fries, a girl on the verge of womanhood with dreams of becoming an interplanetary ship captain, is the principle narrator and protagonist of the story. So this was a bit ridiculous.

But her uncle’s power pdokayne her a political target. Heinleun my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This new version of the book is a bit special – when Heinlein wrote the story in the early sixties his editor found the ending to hard and he Heinlein was forced to rewrite it.

I would hope that most people in the world would disregard logic and personal safety to care for and protect innocents.

Podkayne of Mars

The science fiction aspects of the story hold up reasonably well after almost six decades, but part of the fun of reading vintage science fiction is seeing how well the author anticipates future historical, scientific and technological developments. The cast visits several different societies and interacts with their laws and customs, always wondering and speculating rather than lecturing or insisting.


The above observations could be reconsidered in that light; however, to me this novel seems more straight-forward than satirical.

It has a female protagonist, but she is presented as shallow and stupid, constantly the butt of her younger brother’s scorn and pranks. Matthew is a libertarian living in central Ohio. Based on a work at https: This is what he seems to anticipate. I don’t see this as a bad thing. Heinlein Original Review, I was not a Heinlein fan before.

Even the old, fat women were “lookers” in their youth and still smart, nurturing and witty. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and the book itself heinelin out as a serialized story. You never read Glory Road, did you?

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Con una pintoresca y liosa familia que completa el cuadro: Just about anything goes, as long as one can pay for it. Reading beinlein brings back many good memories of my reading Heinlein’s novels as a youth, and in this case I am sure that I read one of the very early marss editions of the book within just a couple of years of it’s first publication. Podkayne suspects the reason behind her brother’s behavior, but cannot prove it.


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Heinleinoriginally serialised in Worlds of If NovemberJanuary, Marchand published in hardcover in In fact, she nearly gets killed trying to save an alien baby whose mother her oc justly slew. It was still the mid 60s when he wrote this one. This is not a juvenile novel, as one of the earlier reviewers also points out.

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Podkayne of Mars: Heinlein gives us a smart feministic mixed-race heroine

Podkayne of Mars by Robert A Heinlein. He was the first SF writer to break into mainstream, general magazines such as The Saturday Evening Postin the late s.

The most recent film adaptation heinleiin Starship Troopers interpreted Heinle I enjoyed this book very much. 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.