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Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein – FictionDB
The librarian always held the new arrivals for me as I devoured everything available. The heinlen for these two points is that reading other podayne review they seem to either love it or hate it, glossing over or ridiculing many of its aspects – from characte First to set the edition – this is the version of the book with the single ending – those of you who are aware know that its publishers demanded a rewrite as they were not happy with the original ending Heinlein wrote.
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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. When the bomb that Clark leaves for the kidnappers blows up, Podkayne is killed, shielding the young fairy with her body. She stops herself from cursing because it’s unbecoming of a woman.
December 30, Criminal Vol. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne “Poddy” Fries and her asocial younger genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a spaceliner to visit Earthaccompanied by their uncle.
This version of the book incorporates his original ending. She is smart and brave, not opposed to “marriage in due time,” but has big plans for her life.
Aug 01, Helen rated it did not like it. Up to this time, my reading had been f The short version first.
You realize what the book is doing is questioning a woman’s ideal place in society, you notice the absence of role models in Podkayne’s life, you see this is what drives Pod through the tale and you begin to realize how mara this story may actually be.
Daughter of an advanced scientist and an eminent anthropologist from Mars, she has some pretty high ambitions herself, aiming at becoming heinleiin deep-space exploration commander, and sooner rather masr later.
May – Siblings — Podkayne of Mars — no spoilers 4 9 May 16, That is about all there is to the story structure. Clark still takes over as the narrator, and, again, regrets that Podkayne was hurt and plans to take care of the fairy, this time because Podkayne will want to see it when she is better.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Why should he ever be after anything else? The child traipsing off to go on adventures has become a literary trope, but in the real world, that would be the sign of either hard luck or bad parenting. When Robert Heinlein told a tale, it was with heinleun compelling and engrossing voice.
Podkayne of Mars
If that is a major theme it is well concealed from the casual reader. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. The letter between Heinlein and his agent appended at the end of the book heiinlein that Heinlein had loftier ambitions podkayns this work as a commentary on the psychological consequences of ambitious, career-minded mothers neglecting henilein children. In an era when the planet had only 2 billion people, I’m sure it was hard for Heinlein and his contemporaries to conceive of a world that could have and sustain a population almost four times that size within a century.
Worlds of Science Fiction Podkayne comes early in the period after Heinlein had moved beyond the Young Adult market.
Podkayne of Mars, a book by Robert A Heinlein | Book review
If it hadn’t been for the overarching moral I would have given this book four stars. He always claimed to respect and admire women, but kf later stories really twisted this in a creepy direction. If, as in Pod’s case, it were only as she struggles with her femininity it might seem impertinent but it reaches into what she wants out of her future Want to help us defray the cost of domains, hosting, software, and postage?
I nearly threw this book against the wall so many times, it’s a wonder I actually got through it. Nine times out of ten anyhow. With all that girly stuff going on, Podkayne’s initial aspiration of becoming a star-ship captain quickly fades into the background and eventually disappears all together. Return to Book Page. After an argument, Heinlein was asked to change the ending, which he did. View all 7 comments. As I was reading this book I suspected that there would be allegations of sexism, but I suspect that too many people are reading too much into many of the books that they are attacking.
I suspect this reviewer is somewhere in her early twenties.
OK, it was written in the early s, but that is not good advice for a teenage niece. The magnificent possibilities of the first chapter and its coda are set aside. To ask other readers questions about Podkayne of Marsplease sign up. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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.
It is an adventure, and as such it has its moments of fear, misgiving, and danger. Written on 1st August by TC. ;odkayne, Clay and Susan. I’ve probably read most of his work, but there are only 3 of his books I’ve kept to enjoy reading again.
The only net positive I can find in Podkayne is that it’s a fine example of Heinlein in exploratory rather than prescriptive mode. Or The Podkaybe of the Beast?