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 receive referral fees for all purchases not just books. A lot of the side comments are interesting and provide worldbuilding, such as Podkayne’s dismissal of Earth as the human origin because of how rugged and trashed it is, or how she can’t imagine an ocean of water, much less swimming in it without an environmental suit.

However, Podkayne then spends most of the book looking after babies and having repeated revelations that perhaps being a mother would be a better use of her time and skills. Politics is just a name for the way we get things done Consider the voice of the narrator, which comes to us from the journal of Podkayne Fries.

But because of that b Back to the Future I remember enjoying this book 45 years ago. Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial authors of his time.

Remata una mierda clavando una bandera que lleva una hez por escudo, te la ofrece y te dice “toma, pa ti es. On the subject of gender roles, however, he blots his copy-book irreparably in my view. The magnificent possibilities of the first chapter and its coda are set aside.

Podkayne of Mars, a book by Robert A Heinlein | Book review

May 04, N rated it did not like it Shelves: I rate it with the 5 stars that it and its author so richly and honestly deserve. I nearly threw this book against the wall so many times, it’s a wonder I actually got through it.


The story is the journal of a young adolescent lady, Podkayne, who is heinlien on podkagne first space flight from Mars to Earth via Venus. East Dane Designer Men’s Ot. Want to Read saving…. But as a psychological study that ambitious and “adult” novel was no more successful than the chaste Podkayne.

And it worked even better in Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Byscience fiction master Heinlein had written a dozen Young Adult novels, all starring boys. Heinlein was critiquing a generation that had become selfishly focused on their own careers as opposed to the future of their children.

Podkayne of Mars

In Heinlein’s original ending, Podkayne is killed. And her brother doesn’t trust her because he puts too much stock in their IQ tests and, as a psychopath or rather, a child that has never been given a clear moral compass has a natural sense of his own superiority. They also have a version read by Emily Janice Card which I have not read. Here he is more unabashedly writing the SF social commentary he judiciously sprinkled into his YA books, the Heinlein Juveniles. It should be noted in fact that much of the descriptions of Pod’s voyage are based on Heinlein’s own experiences traveling the world, during and after his stint in the Navy.

I’m giving this three stars, as there are two groups of people who shouldn’t read this book: Podkayne of Mars is not The Diary of a Young Girl by any stretch of the imagination, but the style and the idea of a diary or journal as a means of providing the reader a view into another place and time is the sole basis of my global comparison of these works.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Books by Robert A. Podkayne of Mars is filled with the vibrant and imaginative landscapes Heinlein is know for, including a Venusberg that’s almost some kind of cyber-punk Las Vegas.

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Of course I mxrs also recommend it to any Heinlein fan. Start reading Podkayne of Mars on your Kindle in under a minute. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Oct 31, Jose Moa rated it really liked it Shelves: He may even feel unconsciously that it rubbed off from his own.

That side, in addition to the vagaries of the plot, which offers masr series of story-lines that it never makes good on, I still liked the book for the advice it gets right, its science made simple, and -always a strong point with Heinlein- its humor.

As a book I found that there was a lot of detail as to who she was, who her family was, and the particulars of the voyage, though I was quite surprised that they only got as a far as Venus. The only real problem in life is her younger brother, Clark, who was also coming along. Often called “the dean of science fiction writers”, he is one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of “hard science fiction”.

Clark still takes over as the narrator, and, again, regrets that Podkayne was hurt and plans to take care of the fairy, this time oof Podkayne will want to see it when she is better.

Pages with related products. She, along with Dr. 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.

The plot was all right, but Marrs was too frustrated with the main character to enjoy the book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I thought perhaps Heinlein was mocking such ideas.