Podkayne of Mars

Podkayne of Mars

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by Robert A. Heinlein
     
 

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Meet Podkayne Fries, a thoroughly Martian Ms. who thinks that Earth is not really fit for habitation and that humanity evolved on the now-exploded Fifth Planet Paddy has one goal in life; to be the first female starship captain.She has her strategy all scoped out, and with her determination, looks and I.Q. she'll get there, never you doubt!

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Meet Podkayne Fries, a thoroughly Martian Ms. who thinks that Earth is not really fit for habitation and that humanity evolved on the now-exploded Fifth Planet Paddy has one goal in life; to be the first female starship captain.She has her strategy all scoped out, and with her determination, looks and I.Q. she'll get there, never you doubt!

But all work and no play would make Poddy a Dull Girl, so when a chance comes her way to travel to distant Earth to Venus witrh her elderly uncle, Paddy jumps at it, even if it does mean having her loathsome little brother along for the trip. Travel, Adventure, the chance to cuddle up (in a nice way) with real spaceship officers and ruthlessly pump their brains- she'll have it all!

What Poddy doesn't know is that "Unca Tom" is more than her warmly supportive relative: he is also the Ambassador Plenipotentiary from Mars to the Three-Planets Conference (travelling not quite incognito enough) and that certain parties will stop at nothing to gain control of his vote -including kidnapping and doing terrible things to sweetly innocent Poddy Fries....

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A girl raised on Mars travels back to Earth in Heinlein's vintage SF tale, first published in 1963. (Aug.)
Library Journal
This 1963 sf adventure with a female protagonist features Podkayne Fries, who just wants to be a starship pilot. Her family's power, however, makes her a political target. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780399106422
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1963

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