Podkayne Of Mars

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101171367
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Podkayne Of Mars from the Author: Robert A. Heinlein. A classic tale from the Grandmaster of Science Fiction. Podkayne Fries, born and raised on Mars, has just one ambition: to earn her wings as a starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. The opportunity to travel aboard the Tricorn- on an interstellar journey to Venus and Earth in the company of her diplomat uncle-is a dream come true. Poddy's idea of diplomacy is keeping the peace with her troublesome brother, Clark, but she's about to learn some things about war and peace. Because her uncle is the Ambassador from Mars to the Three Planets Conference, which makes him-and his niece and nephew-potential targets for any radicals looking to sabotage the negotiations between three worlds.

Podkayne Of Mars

Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
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ISBN: 9781897350409
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Podkayne Of Mars from the Author: Robert Anson Heinlein. While accompanying their uncle, a wily politician, on a trip from Mars to Earth, Podkayne and her brilliant but pesky younger brother are caught up in a plot to keep Uncle Tom from an important conference.

From The Corner Of His Eye

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472202783
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From The Corner Of His Eye from the Author: Dean Koontz. Bartholomew Lampion was blinded at the age of three, when surgeons reluctantly removed his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. But although eyeless, Barty regained his sight when he was thirteen. This sudden ascent from a decade of darkness into the glory of light was not brought about by a holy healer. No celestial trumpets announced the restoration of his vision, just as none had announced his birth. A rollercoaster had something to do with his recovery, as did a seagull. And you can't discount Barty's profound desire to make his mother proud of him before she died. The first time she died was the day Barty was born. January 6, 1965.

More Issues At Hand

Author: James Blish
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575104228
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More Issues At Hand from the Author: James Blish. James Blish, in his incarnation as 'William Atheling, Jr' has written more than his share of the most incisive criticism of contemporary science fiction. Following on form The Issue at Hand, this new volume of Atheling's critical writings skewers literary malefactors of many kinds, including some well-known authors whose great popularity is all the more puzzling because there seems to be so little reason for it. Atheling does not stint on praise where it is due, but in other cases, the sins and errors of the filed are dispatched with his trademark rapier-like incisiveness.

Of Bread Blood And The Hunger Games

Author: Mary F. Pharr
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600325
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Of Bread Blood And The Hunger Games from the Author: Mary F. Pharr. This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines. The contributors probe the trilogy's meaning using theories grounded in historicism, feminism, humanism, queer theory, as well as cultural, political, and media studies. The essayists demonstrate diverse perspectives regarding Collins's novels but their works have three elements in common: an appreciation of the trilogy as literature, a belief in its permanent value, and a need to share both appreciation and belief with fellow readers. The 21 essays that follow the context-setting introduction are gro.

Stranger In A Strange Land

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208960
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Stranger In A Strange Land from the Author: Robert A. Heinlein. The Hugo Award-winning and controversial science fiction masterpiece from Robert A. Heinlein, the New York Times bestselling author of Starship Troopers. Valentine Michael Smith is a man raised by Martians. Sent to Earth, he must learn what it is to be human. But his beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of man, and his arrival leads to a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Starship Troopers

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101500422
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Starship Troopers from the Author: Robert A. Heinlein. In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy. JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one “The Third Space War” (or the fourth), or whether “The First Interstellar War” fits it better. The soldiers just call it “The Bug War.” Everything up to then and still later were “incidents,” “patrols,” or “police actions.” In the Mobile Infantry, everybody fights. But you're just as dead if you buy the farm in an “incident” as you are if you buy it in a declared war... “A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi

Young Adult Science Fiction

Author: Charles William Sullivan
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ISBN: 9780313289408
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Young Adult Science Fiction from the Author: Charles William Sullivan. At the close of the nineteenth century, American youths developed a growing interest in technology. Once publishers and authors recognized this interest, they sought to create reading material to fill this market need. The result was science fiction for young adults, which bore certain similarities to science fiction for mature readers and at the same time explored themes of special interest to adolescents. This volume includes chapters by expert contributors on young adult science fiction in various countries and on topics central to the genre. The first part of the book surveys the history of science fiction for young adults both in the U.S. and in other places, such as Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and Australia. In the second section, chapters look at such topics as science fiction novels as coming-of-age stories, the portrayal of women in Robert Heinlein's works, representations of war in science fiction, and the importance of science fiction to film and comic books. Extensive bibliographies conclude the volume.