Mars Life

The Grand Tour

Ben Bova

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Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.

Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.

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Mars is the most earthlike planet in the solar system. But that doesn’t mean that it’s very much like Earth.

Barely half of Earth’s size, Mars orbits roughly one and a half times farther from the Sun than Earth does. It is a small, cold, seemingly barren world, a frozen desert of ironrust sands from pole to pole.

Yet Mars is a spectacular world. The tallest mountain in the solar system is the aptly named Olympus Mons, a massive shield volcano three times higher than Everest, with a base as wide as the state of Idaho.

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“Another attention-grabbing entry in a series that continues to grow in stature, scope, and complexity. Once again, Bova in top form.” –Kirkus Reviews on The Rock Rats
 
“An entertaining tale of survival and suspense.” –The Washington Times on The Precipice
 
“Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly entertaining fiction.” –Los Angeles Daily News

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Ben Bova

A six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America, Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

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Mars Life
Ben Bova

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2008
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ISBN: 9781429969888
ISBN10: 1429969881
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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Tor Science Fiction
June 2009
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ISBN: 9780765357243
ISBN10: 0765357240
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 464 pages
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