2018-09-09 21:18:27 UTC
_Podkayne of Mars_ by Robert A. Heinlein
This is a standalone book by Heinlein that is not one of his juveniles.
I would call it young adult space opera. I read the POD (print on
demand) trade paperback version with original ending from Heinlein.
Apparently the first publisher made Heinlein write a less fatal ending.
What a weird book ! I do not remember what the first published ending
was like but it may have been better. The original ending is realistic
but a real downer. A serious downer.
I did have one of the original MMPBs but it was lost in the Great Flood
of '89 when our house was flooded.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (214 reviews)