Mars - Grand Tour, Bk 4 Author:Ben Bova It is a world shrouded in mystery--a planet pocked by meteors, baked by ultraviolet light, and covered by endless deserts the color of dried blood. — To this harsh and unforgiving planet travel the twenty-five astronauts of the international Mars mission. Now, as the landers touch down and the base dome is inflated and the robotic explorers are s... more »ent aloft, they must somehow come together in a struggle of discovery and survival.
Battling deadly meteor showers, subzero temperatures, and a mysterious "Mars virus," these intrepid explorers are on their way to the most incredible and shocking discovery of all.
Epic in scope, unparalleled in execution, "Mars" is an unforgettable portrait of space, politics, science, and humanity that captures for all time the mystery and wonder of an alien frontier.« less
I was a little disappointed in reading this book (I think I probably expected something more like Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars"), but it was good for what it was; an interesting narrative about what the first explorers of Mars might discover, and what Mars and Earth's relationship might be in the future, and what it might have been in the past.