From School Library Journal
- Susan McFaden, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The characters are straight out of some bad tv movie.
This is the first book I read by Ben Bova and I found it compelling enough that as soon as I finished it I went out and bought the sequel, Return To Mars.
My only criticisms of this book are that it kind of drags in the middle and that the female characters rely on the male characters a little too much.
Too much politics and too many sleazy characters. It is suppose to be science fiction, not Jerry Springer.Published 2 months ago by Paul Jaromscak
Well written story about first human exploration of Mars and good background stories of each participant and how they got selected...credentials and political influence. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Reader - Flash!
This is a good book IF you politics. There is enough Mars exploration to keep you interested but the main thrust is the political and personal interactions behind the Mars... Read morePublished 4 months ago by THOMAS M WISNIEWSKI
I liked this book, so am reading Jamie's return to Mars. This is a good book, but I really virtually anything and everything I can find on Mars, so I think this is close to being... Read morePublished 5 months ago by P. Hartman
A very REALISTIC story about man's first trek to mars. The story is dutifully speculative fiction. Painstakingly thoughtful on all the circumstances that would surround such a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan Sean O'Reilly
Requires special headphone adapter otherwise both sides of tape play simultaneously. This isn't made clear and adapter costs £25. Rip off.Published 8 months ago by B. Morrell
I loved the incorporation of hard science into a believable plot. This book tells the story of man's first trip to the red planet with plenty of intrigue and a fascinating storyPublished 9 months ago by Ricky Thomas
More an adventure novel than an exploration of possible futures. That said, it is well written and holds ones attention.Published 9 months ago by Martin at Silflay
I have always enjoyed science fiction for its excitement and new ideas, but much of science fiction I read in my younger years is now reality; so the present science fiction holds... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Johanna S. Martin