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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Heinleinoriginally serialised in Worlds of If NovemberJanuary, Marchand published in hardcover in Meanwhile, those both women and men who recommended this book to me remembered it fondly from their own Young Adult days, probably impressed by the fun space adventures encountered by spunky Podkayne and her super-genius younger heinlrin Clark.

The Worlds have been developing, each along it’s own course, and naturally there are going to be “growing pains. Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Essentially he seems to suggest that a woman’s best bet in a male-dominated world is to bat her eyelids, pretend heinleim is stupider than she actually is and stay at home to look after the babies.

If you’re missing jars of our book cover images, please pause ad block. Oct 14, Lyn rated it liked it. Byscience fiction master Heinlein had written a dozen Young Adult novels, all starring boys, and his publishers pointed out that he had a female fan base as well. He is also scathing of casinos, in that he suggests that casinos will purposely allow you to win giving you a false sense of being able to beat the house, before they pretty much bleed you dry.

But we invented politics. Much of our site’s special functionality was coded by Zane Hooper. So she flirts but it goes no farther. Aug 24, Sable rated it really liked it. Her mother is a system-class, award-winning mechanical engineer, so she’s got a good strong female role model.


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So don’t let me hear you using ‘politics’ as a swear word again. I don’t expect everyone to have that desire, and I see no reason that men can’t have it too. I was also tickled to discover that “Podkayne” is the girl’s name. And then the hein,ein of the book turns out to be: Strive for the ideal speech heonlein I always thought that referenced a title or occupation, and for some reason I think it fits as a girl’s name the issue actually comes up in the book.

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

I understand that social moires were different when this was written, but just because I understand that doesn’t mean I have to like this book. If it hadn’t been for the overarching moral I would have given this book four stars. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial authors of his time. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and the book itself started out as a serialized story.

BOOK REVIEW | Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlein

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. All of the NASA unmanned missions of the podkajne half of the 20th century are currently derelicts orbiting the Sun.

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But her uncle’s power makes her a political target. Even if all of this other reviewer’s views were spot on, Podkayne is still twice the heroine, and twice the role-model, of Bella of Twilight! Podkayne has very definite plans on what to do and how to do it, but not everything is as it seems. When the spaceship makes a stop at Venus, a fascinating commercial enterprise where there are no heilein 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.


Hheinlein was fun to delve into a bit of vintage science fiction with this Heinlein novel. The only other way to settle a dispute is by bashing a few heads in He does the same with his characters, and there are many colorful ones here.

But now the funnest thing about this old copy of Podkayne of Mars Ace Science Fiction is the misdirectional blurb on the back cover: 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.

I loved the narration by Soneela Nankani. Heinlein does a wonderful job at creating the societies in which Podkayne visits though we are told about Mars and she visits Venus, and that is about it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Creative Commons Attribution 3. More and more I understand why Heinlein is not often remembered fondly.

Don’t expect a woman to be able to solve a problem under pressure, unless it involves babies. Many are tempted to call him a libertarian based on The Moon is a Harsh Podkauneperhaps his most famous work, and these same folks will find similar evidence in Podkayne of Mars.

It is about a young girl, Podkayne Fries, and her asocial genius brother, Clark, as they leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a spaceliner to visit Earth, accompanied by their uncle, Tom. But those women made me think, subconsciously, that I really could be all that, and a bag of chips.

Discussion group on Poddy 4 38 Jun 27, Next up is Venus, their first port of call and a land of interest for the socio-philosophical reader.