Leading a carefully picked international crew of astronauts, engineers and scientists to mars is Jamie Waterman, the man who to discovered life on the planet. But there are those who still resent his success. This is the story of a group of men and women whose human secrets will be as explosive as the scientific discoveries they make.
Published in 1992, "Mars" was the story of the thrilling first manned journey to the mysterious planet which has fascinated astronomers since the dawn of time. Arthur C. Clarke called it 'a splendid book'; it was a bestseller throughout the world. Now, in "Return to Mars", a carefully picked international crew of astronauts, engineers and scientists is on its way back. Leading them is Jamie Waterman, the man who defied the accepted wisdom of the scientific community - and the direct orders of his superiors - to discover life on the planet. But there are those who still resent his success; others who have their own reasons to ensure that Waterman, with his almost mystic idealism, does not make the final decisions about Second Mars Expedition. And among the crew is someone whose mental instability could lead to catastrophe for them all. This is the story of a group of men and women whose human secrets will be as explosive as the scientific discoveries they make. It is the most exciting book Bova has written.
RETURN TO MARS 'A superb story by a first-class writer.' Daily Telegraph on RETURN TO MARS Death Dream 'The prophetic vision of one of the world's great masters of the genre of science fiction.' Books Brothers 'Plenty of excitement ... an effective mix of science, politics and family struggle.' Kirkus Reviews Moonrise 'Heady oxygen is breathed into old bones as Bova colonises the moon.' Scotland on Sunday 'Bova's picture of life on the moon is highly believable.' Publishers Weekly Moonwar 'What happens to Moonbase and its inhabitants is as exciting as the future that could be ours.' Tampa Tribune and Times 'I believe that the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world is Ben Bova' -- Ray Bradbury 'A splendid book . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important.' -- Arthur C. Clarke on MARS 'Extraordinary ... this kind of story is the reason science fiction exists in the first place.' -- Orson Scott Card on MARS 'One of sci-fi's great contemporary writers...Ben Bova writes good, authentic science' -- Huddersfield Daily Examiner Return to Mars is an entertaining read, a good example of the bread and butter of the genre -- Vector 'An epic space novel by an award-winning SF scribe' -- Books Magazine
About Ben Bova
An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. He and his wife live in Florida.
Return to Mars by Ben Bova
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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