Podkayne of Mars

Podkayne of Mars

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"Podkayne Fries, born and raised on Mars, has just one ambition: to earn her wings as a starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. The opportunity to travel aboard the Tricorn--on an interstellar journey to Venus and Earth in the company of her diplomat uncle--is a dream come true. Poddy's idea of diplomacy is trying to handle her troublesome brother, Clark. But she's about to learn some things about war and peace."--From back cover.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010.
Edition: Ace trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780441018345
0441018343
Branch Call Number: [SCI-FI] FIC/HEINLEIN
PS3515.E288 P62 1963
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 21 cm.

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tshelfer
Dec 27, 2016

One of Heinlein's more juvi-oriented books, but still enjoyable as an adult read. Heinlein describes a solar system in which Mars is an independent state, Venus is essentially a "company town", and some moons are in various states of allegiance to the Earth Federation. To this mix, add 15 y/o Podkayne Fries and her younger brother, Clark, who leave Mars for the first time to travel with their Uncle Tom (a senator from Mars) to Earth. To them it's a visit; to Uncle Tom, it's a key political meeting. Fro there, political intrigue takes center stage.

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Starpoem
Sep 10, 2016

Interesting descriptions of aliens & space travel.

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joetafoya1951
Aug 30, 2016

This was the first novel I remember reading. I was nine years old and hooked on Science Fiction forever more. I loved it at the time and plan to re-read it soon. It took me into the world of reading and I am grateful for the lesson in imagination and what could be. Thank you Mr. Heinlein.

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