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The Big Sling Paperback – April 14, 2012
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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1977. After receiving her Professor Emeritus, she embarked on a new career as a novelist with Richard Curtis as her agent. In the 1950's she published short stories in Fantastic Universe Magazine, The Saint Mystery Magazine, and she won the Publisher's Weekly short story contest in 1975. She also wrote under the pen names Lee Chater, Lee Chaytor, and Lisa Moore. For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethchater.com
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This is copyrighted 2011. So why is the book so inaccurate about conditions on Mars? There are ancient buildings in cities connected by roadways? And patches of black fungus, barsoom cactus (good for curing Mars Fever) and vicious skimmers. Having just completed several Poul Anderson stories (featuring van Rijn), I miss any discussion of things like orbital mechanics and navigation. Not this book; we just travel to Mars. Once on planet, PA would explain gravity-vs-mass and atmosphere. Possible life forms would be varied due to the radiation and air composition. Not here. It reads like 1950s juvenile scify.
I would not oppose reading another book by this author, but I will check the reviews first.
Get this book if you're looking for a good old fashion science fiction read. Get this book if you just want to have fun. You won't be disappointed.