Red Planet Analysis

Setting

The novel takes place sometime in the future, on the planet Mars. Humans have colonized the planet, but have not yet conquered its...

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Red Planet Literary Qualities

Red Planet is an adventure novel that explores such issues as friendship, intercultural relationships, and the importance of...

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Red Planet Social Sensitivity

Red Planet stresses the danger of allowing initial impressions to control one's opinions of others. Heinlein relates the colonists'...

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Red Planet Topics for Discussion

1. During the discussion of whether or not Jim can take Willis to school, Doc MacRae says, "Trouble is the normal condition for the human...

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Red Planet Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. More than once, Doc MacRae compares Mars to the "Old West" in America. Why? Are the comparisons valid? What do they add to the story?...

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Red Planet Related Titles / Adaptations

Red Planet has an interesting connection to Heinlein's most famous work, Stranger in a Strange Land: the Martians in both...

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Red Planet For Further Reference

Panshin, Alexei. Heinlein in Dimension: A Critical Analysis. Chicago: Advent Publishers, 1968. An overview of Heinlein's works. An...

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Red Planet Bibliography (Masterpieces of American Literature)

Aldiss, Brian. Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction. New York: Atheneum, 1986.

Franklin, H. Bruce. Robert A. Heinlein: America as Science Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Gifford, J. Daniel. Robert A. Heinlein: A Reader’s Companion. Sacramento, Calif.: Nitrosyncretic Press, 2000.

McGiveron, Rafeeq O. “Heinlein’s Inhabited Solar System, 1940-1952.” Science-Fiction Studies 23 (July, 1996): 245-252.

Nicholls, Peter. “Robert A. Heinlein.” In Science Fiction Writers: Critical Studies of the Major...

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