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  • Summary: This science fiction novel is set in the future when Mars has been colonized by humans, but is administered by a governor appointed by the Earth government and the colonists have no political power.
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Amazon has the Kindle edition of Red Planet by Robert Heinlein for $0.99


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Marking the first appearance of the Martian elder race that played such a prominent role in Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein's iconic Red Planet tells the story of Jim Marlowe and Frank Sutton's journey to the Lowe Academy boarding school on Mars, and the discoveries they make there that could impact the future of their entire colony.

While on their way to the prestigious school, Jim and Frank, along with Jim's volleyball-sized native pet, Willis the Bouncer, meets one of the sentient Martians, Gekko, when they wander into forbidden territory. Joining in a ritual called "growing together" and sharing water with the three-legged Martian, making them "water friends," the boy's eyes are opened to the wonders of the planet they call home and are curious about how protective the Martians are over Willis, who chooses to stay with Jim, despite the gentle urgings of the larger aliens.

Finally enrolled in school, Jim's independent nature and impulsive tendency to speak his mind gets him into trouble with the authoritarian headmaster, Mr. Howe, who confiscates Willis, claiming it is against school rules to have pets. When the boys go to rescue him, they get more than they are bargained for when the little Bouncer's eidetic memory for sounds—which he can accurately reproduce like a recording—reveals the colonial administrator of Mars' nefarious plan for the colony, which he overheard during his confinement.

The implications of this newfound knowledge, as well as their need to protect Willis from the unscrupulous Mr. Howe, prompt the boys to run away from school, to warn their parents and the rest of their colony. What they encounter along the way not only has them questioning everything they know, about Willis and the mysterious Martian race, but the ramifications of their actions are more profound in this edition of Red Planet, which has restored the ending Robert A. Heinlein had originally intended to be published.
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It's a great story, good for all ages. Some may say that Citizen of the Galaxy and Have Space Suit, Will Travel are for kids and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is for grown ups, but I think they are fine for any age.

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It's a great story, good for all ages. Some may say that Citizen of the Galaxy and Have Space Suit, Will Travel are for kids and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is for grown ups, but I think they are fine for any age.
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Time Enough For Love is probably for grownups. Since the main character bangs his mom and his clones.
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Thanks OP! Another thing I bought w/ my Amazon credits that I will prob never read .. .along with a dozen video games I'll prob never play Smilie
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Thank you OP. Great find, I've been waiting forever for these books to go on sale.
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A Heinlein book for $1? That's a no brainer. Hours of enjoyment from the Grand Master of Science Fiction.

This is a great story for all ages.

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In for 1 since some of the snowflake reviewers are upset that the book isn't politically correct. Harhar
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Thumbs up for Heinlein! Thanks for sharing!
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Loved this story when I first read it over 25 years ago. Thanks for posting!
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Tried to rep you, OP, but apparently had repped you too recently!
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TANSTAFL- I posted this one time on a yahoo reply and how certain people howled and accused me of many things.
It is so funny how certain thought types believe what is yours should be shared with society but are so quick to rationalize their's or others behaviors that do not lead to contributing to society.
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Love Robert!!
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