Questions tagged [podkayne-of-mars]

Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in Worlds of If (November 1962, January, March 1963), and published in hardcover in 1963

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Why couldn't she have told her minder about Clarke's note or simply called the police?

In Podkayne of Mars, we are informed that Venus is one of the safest places in the solar system as it is heavily policed. When Poddy finds that she is unable to reach Uncle Tom, the governor or his ...
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What happens to Girdie?

In Podkayne of Mars, Clarke leaves Poddy a cryptic note stating that he was going to rescue Girdie. Poddy is unable to reach Girdie and we find out later that she is not one of the kidnapped victims. ...
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Why were they kidnapped in the first place?

In Podkayne of Mars, we see Podkayne, her brother, and their uncle, Tom, kidnapped by a Mrs. Greer. What was the motive behind the kidnapping? Similarly, what was the idea behind smuggling a bomb onto ...
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Where did Heinlein get the name Podkayne?

Does the name have an origin prior to Podkayne of Mars? A meaning?