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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BOOK REVIEW | Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlein

In this world, people have as many children as they can when they are very young, have them frozen as soon as they are born, and then defrost them one by one as they feel fit to start henilein another one. He figured out a way to let most of us, most of the time, get along well enough so that we usually don’t kill each other. Nov 19, Heidi Olivia rated it liked it Shelves: Inhabited by miners, gamblers, cute yet vicious ‘fairies’ and pinheaded-aliens to whom it seems humans tend to sell a highly addictive drug.

The planet is controlled by a single corporation; the dream of most of the frantically enterprising residents is to earn enough to buy a single share in it, which guarantees lifelong financial security.

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

Heinlein insisted Podkayne of Mars was not a Young Adult novel, but a social commentary. She stops herself from cursing because it’s unbecoming of a woman.

Indeed, even kidnappings on Venus are handled with the same lack of animosity as trade negotiations, and with only a little more distrust. I know this isn’t the case for everyone but it IS the case for me, even if she doesn’t share the same beliefs. Amazon Heinleih Digital Mrs Resources.


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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. And there’s a lot more here than what’s on the stage, because Uncle Tom is a former member of the Mars government and a hero.

It also has a section of fan essays heinllein the endings. One that I for some strange reason hadn’t read before. Strive for the ideal speech situation: Winners povkayne announced in the comments. There follows a letter from Heinlein to his agent, datedstating that his original ending was intended to show that it is all the mother’s fault because she was “the highly successful career woman who wouldn’t take time to raise her own kids.

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I enjoyed this book very much. Podkayne of Mars by Robert A.

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She wants to have her mind blown. She wants heinein be a pilot, which apparently is still a man’s job even after centuries of space colonisation, but she doesn’t tell men about those aspirations because they might fancy her a bit less.

In later years, as I reread the book, I recognized that Heinlein’s sexism was expression of his generation and that he really liked women and maybe even thought them better than men.

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I just looked it up on Wikipedia and the book itself started out as a serialized story. They were designed primarily as one way flyby missions only with only a few of the last series of probes actually entering orbit around their destination worlds.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at He was also among the podksyne authors of bestselling, novel-length science fiction in the modern, mass-market era. She doesn’t believe for a second that human life actually started on Earth, after all the atmosphere is likely to give you hernias heunlein heart trouble, but she still wants to see the place. Uncle Tom feels that Clark is dangerous and maladjusted, and attributes this to the mother giving priority to her career.


Millions of years of evolution is the logic behind every proposition. Review of “Podkayne of Mars” by Robert A. Lists with This Book.

As I was reading this book I suspected that there would be allegations of sexism, but I suspect that too many people are reading too much into many of the books that they are attacking. So this was a bit ridiculous.

I do enjoy her narrations but unfortunately, I always keep thinking about her father’s politics and it takes me away from the story she’s reading. A commonly-held misconception of Podkayne of Mars is that it’s part of the Heinlein Juveniles but ‘s Starship Trooperswhich raised serious objections from the publisher, resulted in the end of HJ series.

Another of the things that makes this book a noticeable change from Heinlein’s earlier works is that the entire story is composed of diary entries rather than his usual prose. But he couldn’t just slap a girl’s name on a male character, could he? Discussion group on Poddy. I think Ungelic would be truly astounded to know that the answer is that it’s because Ungelic’s review is not a critique of a book; it is an assault on the author’s character.

She doesn’t believe for a second that human life actually started on Earth, after all the atmosphere is likely to give you hernias and heart tro Podkayne Frie isn’t your usual type of teenage girl from the far-future. I nearly threw this book against the wall so many times, it’s a wonder I actually got through it.