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Mars (Grand Tour, Bk 4)
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780553562415
ISBN-10: 055356241X
Publication Date: 6/1/1993
Pages: 549
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4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Mars (Grand Tour, Bk 4) on + 3 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Mars (Grand Tour, Bk 4) on + 41 more book reviews
"Vintage" Ben Bova... what more needs to be said? ;-)
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I loved this book - the story of a first manned international expedition to Mars, with all the political and personal pressures that involves. A good sci-fi read.