by John Varley
Cover Artist: Bob Warner
Review by Carolyn Frank
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015634
Date: 04 March 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Lieutenant Patricia Kelly Elizabeth Podkayne Strickland-Garcia Redmond, known as Podkayne, grew up on a human-settled Mars and joined the Martian Navy for her required tour of duty. Following the story of Travis and Jubal Broussard and her grandparents as told in Red Thunder, and the story of her father Ray Garcia-Strickland as told in Red Lightning, Rolling Thunder brings together many of the aspects of the Martian colonization and rise to supremacy in the Solar System, with Podkayne as the focus. From official release/information:
Book Description: Lieutenant Patricia Kelly Elizabeth Strickland-otherwise known as Podkayne-is a third-generation Martian. Her grandfather, Manny, was one of the first men to set foot on Mars. So Poddy has some planet-sized shoes to fill. That's why she's joined the Music, Arts, and Drama Division of the Martian Navy. Though some may say her voice is a weapon in itself, Poddy passed the audition. And now she's going to Europa, one of Jupiter's many moons, to be an entertainer. But she's about to learn that there's plenty of danger to go around in the Martian Navy, even if you've just signed on to sing.