[BOOKS] ✪ Podkayne of Mars ✴ Robert A. Heinlein – Freeboooks.com

Podkayne of Mars Podkayne Fries, A Clever Martian Maid With Dreams Of Becoming The First Female Starship Pilot, Is Delighted To Join Her Diplomatic Uncle On An Interstellar Journey But Her Uncle S Power Makes Her A Political Target.


10 thoughts on “Podkayne of Mars

  1. says:

    I like Robert A Heinlein, he is certainly one of my favorite authors So I am biased and am here, his apologist While I can understand many feminists dislike of him and of this book in particular, I even winced at some passages, I would remind some that he was progressive minded when he wrote these, and was born in 1907, in Missouri, and attended a very different Naval Academy from the one we know today This was entertaining, a little thin, but a well played...


  2. says:

    I loved the book when I first read it as a teen, because I liked the character of Podkayne and was blissfully ignorant of bad things like sexism Also, the cover was really sexy My mom saw me with it once, and I had a hard time explaining to her that it was a Science ...


  3. says:

    Here s what I learned from Podkayne of Mars, courtesy of Professor Heinlein blech A woman should always hide how smart she is, so she doesn t scare off the men.If a woman wants to get a man s attention and get the information she needs to further her career, she should just act like a moron coquette.It doesn t matter if a girl is a complete innocent from ...


  4. says:

    So this was a bit ridiculous I listened to all five discs rather quickly, as it started out as a fun space story Then suddenly I was on disc four and thinking to myself, Sooo, nothing much has happened yet This book is about creating a world, setting the stage for what could be a cool story about a future female space pilot and then having the main character talk herself out of her ambitions because childbirth and mothering are the most important aspirations for women in the world and blahb So this was a bit ridiculous I listened to all five discs rather quickly, as it started out as a fun space story Then suddenly I was on disc four and thinking to myself, Sooo, nothing much has happened yet This book is about creating a world, setting the stage for what could be a cool story about a future female space pilot and then having the main character talk herself out of he...


  5. says:

    There s a short story by Isaac Asimov, What is this thing called love , which he apparently wrote because he was tired of people telling him he couldn t do sex scenes I am the great Asimov, and I can do anything I imagine him saying, as he turned out what is actually a quite competent and funny story with a fair amount of sex.This is the same, but reversed Perhaps also tired of people s snide remarks, Heinlein writes a book in which the central character is an attractive girl who doesn t have There s a short s...


  6. says:

    Not your average Robert A Heinlein book Really, how often do you hear that Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial authors of his time He wrote all kinds of books, from the Young Adult market to pseudo sexual revolutionary stories He even went so far as penning books where the characters knew they were in a story and end up cussing him out, as to the way events were unfolding With all that it might be hard to believe that this story is a little different, yet i Not your average Robert A Heinlein book Really, how often do you hear that Robert Heinlein was one of the most influential and controversial authors of his time He wrote all kinds of books, from the Young Adult market to pseudo sexual revolutionary stories He even went so far as penning books where the characters knew they were in a story and end up cussing him out, as to the way events were unfolding With all that it might be hard to believe that this story is a little different, yet it is.Originally serialised in If...


  7. says:

    I ve just finished re reading this book, which I first read when I was about 12 years old, right after it was published I d been reading science fiction for a few years, though there wasn t much available in my small town library and a bookstore was unheard of The librarian always held the new arrivals for me as I devoured everything available.Podkayne hit me right between the eyes A pretty, likable, intelligent girl my age well, a little older who was confident and courageous and didn t wa I ve just finished re reading this book, which I first read when I was about 12 years old, right after it was published I d been reading science fiction for a few years, though there wasn t much available in my small town library and a bookstore was unheard of The librarian always held the new arrivals for me as I devoured everything available.Podkayne hit me r...


  8. says:

    So much to rant about here, so little time When I finished the first chapter of Podkayne my grin was so wide I damn near cut my own face off Heinlein had an indisuptable gift for killer openings see for example The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag and this one promised absolute glory to come The trouble is, the glory never comes The magnificent possibilities of the first chapter and its coda are set aside The plot meanders, and then in classically half assed fashion picks up witho So much to rant about here, so little time When I finished the first chapter of Podkayne my grin was so wide I damn near cut my own face off Heinlein had an indisuptable gift for killer openings see for example The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag and this one promised absolute glory to come The trouble is, the glory never comes The magnificent possibilities of the first chapter and its coda are set aside The plot meanders, and then in classically half assed fashion picks up without warning a scant few pages from the end the incredibly condescending, problematic, throw the book...


  9. says:

    I m giving this three stars, as there are two groups of people who shouldn t read this book preteen girls, who might actually consider Podkayne a role model, and those who are Easily Outraged To the second group I would point out the futility of expending a lot of feminist outrage, since author Robert Heinlein passed away in 1988 and wouldn t be a bit concerned.I think I understand what happened By 1962, science fiction master Heinlein had written a dozen Young Adult novels, all starring boys I m giving this three stars, as there are two groups of people who shouldn t read this book preteen girls, who might actually consider Podkayne a role model, and those who are Easily Outraged To the second group I would point out the futility of expending a lot of feminist outrage, since author Robert Heinlein passed away in 1988 and wouldn t be a bit concerned.I think I understand what happened By 1962, science fiction master Heinlein had...


  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book very much Podkayne is a brave, clever, and compassionate heroine whose compassion is ultimately her downfall and possibly her brother s salvation I don t want to talk too much about the plot because it would give it away But this gives me an opportunity to address something that, as a classic sci fi fan, I find difficult, and that is that I think Heinlein is often deeply misunderstood by modern readers.The most recent film adaptation of Starship Troopers interpreted Heinle I enjoyed this book very much Podkayne is a brave, clever, and compassionate heroine whose compassion is ultimately her downfall and possibly her brother s salvation I don t want to talk too much about the plot because it would give it away But this gives me an opportunity to address something that, as a classic sci fi fan, I find difficult, and that is that I think Heinlein is often deeply misunderstood by modern readers.The most recent film adaptation of Starship Troopers interpreted Heinlein s classi...


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