Robert Heinlein: Red Planet

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  • William Patterson (University of California, Santa Cruz (The Heinlein Scholar 2003-2005))

Red Planet (1949) – Schoolboys on Mars find themselves participants in a full scale rebellion to establish the political independence of the Mars colony from the colonial authority on distant Earth and to establish a working relationship with the planet’s powerful natives. Heinlein’s Martians are among his most engaging creations, and they provided the inspiration for the Martians of Stranger In a Strange Land (1961).

For more information on Heinlien's Juveniles (written between 1947 and 1958) see our entry on Robert Heinlein's Rocket Ship Galileo, The Literary Encyclopedia profile by William Patterson, University of California, …

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Citation:
Patterson, William. "Red Planet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 November 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=16273, accessed 23 April 2014.]


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