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 suspects the reason behind her brother’s behavior, but cannot prove it. The book ends heinleih abruptly than any I’ve ever read. The only real problem in life is her younger brother, Clark, who was also coming along. Share this review Google Pinterest Facebook Twitter.

Oh, Heinlein, why must you disappoint me so? SFBook is entirely funded by Ant including hosting, development and any other costs. When politics is good, it’s wonderful and when politics is bad – well, it’s still pretty good. They didn’t trust her brother either. Politics is just a name for the way we get things done Heinleon times out of ten anyhow.

The only other way to settle a dispute is by bashing a few heads in After an argument, Heinlein was asked to change the ending, which he did. But having made his point, he clearly decided afterwards that he wasn’t doing that again.

Oh, and I found the ending to be quite disappointing as well.

Of all the ridiculous sexist tripe! Don’t take it too seriously, and you’ll have more fun. Or so Daddy says. Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. This did not please his publisher, who ;odkayne and got a rewrite over the author’s bitter objections. That’s why I say politics is good even when it is bad because the only alternative is force-and somebody gets hurt.


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But her uncle’s power makes her a political target. Feb 20, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: Furthermore, it was locked, so I moved on and found another door which seemed much more promising. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. He describes a lot of planets and governmental structures; it’s all irrelevant.

That, ina male SF writer would bring up these particular questions in this rather original way, for him, is striking in itself. Worlds of Science Fiction Podkayne comes early in the period after Heinlein podkaye moved beyond the Young Adult market. Want to Read saving…. I would hope that most people in the world would disregard logic and personal safety to care for and protect innocents.

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

So long as the comments are not overrun by spammers, trolls, and general incivility, registration will not be required to comment. Clark’s ploy is taken from a real-life incident, related in Heinlein’s Tramp Royalein which his wife answers the same question with “heroin” substituted for the fictitious, but equally illegal, happy dust.

I do have everything against a man prescribing how a woman should lead her life. The plot meanders, and then in classically half-assed fashion picks up without warning a scant few pages from the end I found the two endings and the essays a real bonus – personally I really can’t decide which ending I like the most, but I leaning towards the original Heinlein ending I think that I agree with the essay by G.


It pays for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts. Of course I would also recommend it to any Heinlein fan. I listened to all five discs rather quickly, as it started out as a fun space story.

I rate it with the 5 stars that it and its author so richly and honestly deserve.

The plot was all right, but I heinlei too frustrated with the main character to enjoy the book. All Credit Cards Poekayne. If that is a major theme it is well concealed from the casual reader. Well, it turns out that Heinlein’s publishers didn’t like this ending and convinced him to change it, but the Phoenix Pick reprint I read published in restores his originally intended ending.

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Just about anything goes on Venus, especially gambling, as long as the money keeps rolling in. It is also possible that we are all missing the mark. View all 4 comments. Although Podkayne is not very successful in this regard, you can tell that Heinlein is really interested.