- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Nel (1974)
- ISBN-10: 0450020401
- ISBN-13: 978-0450020407
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
This book also features racial elements that seem more than a little out of place.
I read this story as part of the Heinlein Omnibus with "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel," "Starship Troopers," and "Podkayne of Mars" in that order.
By the end of the book, the plot has thickened to a perfect and satisfying consistency.
I've enjoyed the interesting plots of other Heinlein novels while willfully ignoring the misogynist ancillary details, but this book is BUILT on ridiculous gender stereotypes... Read morePublished 19 months ago by birkit
First, a brief comment on the cover of several editions of this book: Podkayne is clearly described as a dark-skinned (not caucasian) female by Heinlein. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robbie Jay
Heinlein is one of the real stars of Science Fiction. Podkayne is a very likeable, feisty girl with a pain-in-the-neck kid brother (something many tween girls can relate to).Published 23 months ago by J. Horvath
one for the teenage lassies one of the first science fiction stories with an action female heroine that was believablePublished on March 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I've always like Heinlein, but had never heard of this book. I decided to give the audio book a try and will break the review into two parts. The reader is Emily Janice Card. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Jeffrey Van Wagoner
Since college I've consistently (and proudly) slotted Heinlein as my favorite author. More recently I've become less vociferous in my love of Heinlein, as my political and... Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by B. W. Davis
I just recently read Podkayne of Mars a second time. And, while I did somewhat find the "story" interesting (for a second time, to see if there was anything I missed) I felt it was... Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Joel B. Kirk
As usual, Heinlein is ahead of his time, and uses is writing and the world he creates to demonstrate our past, present and future, as a society, with characters we all relate to.Published on January 25, 2011 by Helder Sousa