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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Most surprising of all, for Heinlein who has no problem providing examples of how best to live over-and-over again throughout his career, is that Podkayne of Mars doesn’t answer any of the questions it brings up and indeed leaves much unknown.

The character’s perceptions are somewhat askew from what the truth actually is, and such a technique actually shows more about the character than the world. Later fo sometimes included the original, or both, endings. Feb 16, Miramira Endevall rated it did not like it Shelves: Not your average Robert A.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Often called “the dean of science fiction writers”, he is one of the most popular, influential, podkahne controversial authors of “hard science fiction”.

I got kissed by boys who had never even tried to, in the past — and I assure you it is not utterly impossible to kiss me, if the project is approached with confidence and finesse….

In later years, as I reread the book, I recognized that Heinlein’s sexism was expression of his generation and that he really liked women and maybe even thought them better than men. Look, come off it, not only was this book written inmeaning that it was before our own ‘enlightened’ society in regards to podkane equality and come on, while I am all for sexual equality, putting a completely unskilled woman into the role of director of a multinational company just so that the company can reach its quota of women on the board is just ridiculousbut the fact that the main character, who is a woman, is complaining through the book about the how glass ceiling that will make it very difficult for her to become a space pilot makes me think that there is more to this book that most people care to see.


Along the way are many annoying bits ppodkayne Podkayne realizing that it doesn’t do to appear too intelligent around men and other ideas similar to the advice I used to read in Seventeen magazine in the s. Finlay, Charles Coleman C.

Podkayne of Mars

Poddy learns a lot about how to fly a spaceship and, along the way, readers will learn quite a bit about space travel, including the dangers of solar radiation and how the position of the sun and the planets in their orbits affects space travel. So, in a way, Heinlein inspired me and off me to reach outside of gender roles.

Feb 11, Heiblein rated it it was ok Shelves: Just be glad that the dears have learned to approach the matter with handkissing instead of a club. She suppresses her intellect in front of men so as not to scare them off, and adopts a “puzzled kitten” expression instead.

A current Earth population of 7 billion people makes a future Earth population of 8 billion seem far less dystopian than the novel suggests. But those women made me think, subconsciously, that I really could be all that, and a bag of chips.

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A lot of the side comments are int An enjoyable story about a girl native to Mars who goes on a trip to visit Earth with her brother and uncle. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and the book itself started out as a serialized story.

He describes a lot pokdayne planets and governmental structures; it’s all irrelevant. Want to help us defray the cost of domains, hosting, software, and postage? Retrieved from ” https: And then the moral of the book turns out to be: This sci-fi, adventure, space yarn is the second Heinlein book I have read from A pretty, likable, intelligent girl my age well, a little older who was confident and courageous and didn’t wait to be rescued.

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

Consider the voice of the narrator, which comes to us from the journal of Podkayne Fries. 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 Based on a work at https: The main character is a woman who helped develop the global AIs that ultimately meet all the physical needs of humans. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.


On a less serious level, Heinlein anticipated, by over forty years, television ads in taxicabs in the book, holographicwhich have since been implemented in taxicabs in major cities worldwide. An enjoyable story about a heijlein native to Mars who goes on a trip to visit Earth with her brother and uncle.

Unfortunately didn’t get a lot of time to read in Jan 14, The Fizza rated it liked it Shelves: And maybe, in some Brechtian way, we’re supposed to interpret Pod’s lack of rebellion as a podkayns to start rebelling in all the ways she doesn’t. Trivia About Podkayne of Mars.

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

Her mother is a master engineer, often away from home for her profession, her father a historian, This sci-fi, adventure, space yarn is the second Heinlein book I have read from This semi-secret status puts them all in danger as the book progresses as there podoayne forces at work to sabotage the Summit, forces which are up to no good and in some cases are up to kidnapping, torture, and even bodily injury to get their sabotage accomplished.

Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial authors of his time. There is an awful lot of discussion about it, and apparently books, like movies Gods of Egypt, anyone?

It is also possible that we are all missing the mark. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.