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The Martian Race (Martian Race, Bk 1)
The Martian Race - Martian Race, Bk 1
Author: Gregory Benford
At the turn of the new millennium, nearly a dozen U.S., Russian, and Japanese robot missions have been sent to Mars...all in preparation for the first humans who will walk on the Red Planet. Now science fiction master Gregory Benford, recipient of multiple honors including two Nebula Awards and the United Nations Medal in Literature, presents a ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446608909
ISBN-10: 0446608904
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Paperback
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Very good read. A race for money. Go to Mars, live, work, collect samples. Win a couple of billion dollars. Very fast read and good characters. Highly recommend.
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reviewed The Martian Race (Martian Race, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
I requested "The Martian Race" because I read "The Case For Mars" by Robert Zubrin, the nonfiction book outlining a cheaper, more seat-of-you-pants method to get to Mars that this book is based on. (Zubrin makes a brief appearance in the book)
This is a fast-paced story designed to showcase the science of human visitation and possible colonization of Mars. There is minimal character development and little time spent on description and prose beyond what is needed to drive the story forward. Still, it serves the purpose if your goal is to learn more about what it might take for man to visit the red planet. The in-depth exploration of the Martian surface, and subsurface, is enough in itself for anyone curious to get a better feel of what it might be like there.
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Excellent! could it happen? will it happen? We can only hope. This is a must finish novel.
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Good science background to the story of scientists living on Mars for two years - how it would be possible with our level of technology. Intereesting conclusion.