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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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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