Publisher: Del Rey
Dramatically different from the original 1949 edition, this version of Red Planet comes directly from Heinlein’s original manuscript.
Equal parts rip-roaring sci-fi adventure and powerfully compelling coming-of-age tale, the novel revolves around the relationship between young space colonist Jim Marlowe and Willis, a globular Martian creature with retractable appendages and eye stalks. After saving Willis from a frightening native predator, Jim brings the sentient alien home and begins to bond with his furry friend.
But upon taking Willis to school, Jim inadvertently sets off a chain of events that not only uncovers a plot that threatens the lives of all colonists on Mars but also sparks a planet-wide revolution!
Heinlein’s Red Planet is so much more than a classic science fiction story — it’s an invaluable piece of literary history. With stunning new cover art from master artist John Picacio, this definitive edition is an absolute must-read for young and old science fiction fans alike.