Podkayne of Mars

Podkayne of Mars

eBook - 2015
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A delight."-New York Herald TribuneA tale beloved by many fans of Robert A. Heinlein, Podkayne of Mars tells the story of a young Marswoman and her inter-planetary adventures with her uncle and her genius brother. Told largely through Podkayne's diaries, the story details her travel to Earth with her two companions. Podkayne has very definite plans on what to do and how to do it, but not everything is as it seems. She is suddenly thrust into the middle of life and death situations when the liner they are travelling on makes a stop at Venus. The original publisher of this book asked Heinlein to change the controversial ending, which Heinlein did extremely reluctantly. He felt the original ending much better suited the story line and was never satisfied with the modified 'safer ' ending. This edition restores the book to how Heinlein originally wrote it. It also includes a letter to his agent, decrying the changes asked for by his original publisher. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Phoenix Pick, 2015.
ISBN: 9781612422633
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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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.

Sep 10, 2016

Interesting descriptions of aliens & space travel.

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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