Red Planet, by Heinlein, Robert

Heinlein's early work up until the late 1950's was not entirely dominated by his eight or so “juvenile” adventures, but they were pretty much the most noteworthy works he published until 1959's shocking Starship Troopers. Before Starship Troopers came out Heinlein put out yearly, around the holidays, a new young adult (“YA”) adventure book that tackled mature issues, but usually had a youth as a protagonist, and generally had a clear line between good and evil. Red Planet was p[…]

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