Mars Life

Mars Life

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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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317872
0765317877
Branch Call Number: SF BOVA
Characteristics: 432 p. ; 22 cm

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mexicanadiense
Oct 30, 2013

I became a big fan of Ben Bova after reading his initial "Mars" book back in the '90s, so I found the idea of another sequel in the series appealing. The conflicts in the narrative this time, however, veered too much between the too-familiar (Mars exploration for pure science vs. permitting tourism, as in the previous book) and the hard-to-swallow (religious fundamentalism threatening the future of space exploration- this might have seemed more plausible during the latter days of the Bush administration when he was writing, but in 2013 I had a real hard time taking it seriously). Average fare, in the end.

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RichardPaul
Apr 01, 2011

Mars Life ----
by Ben Bova c - 2008/ ?

A good read ----

This is Book # 15 of the 18 Book Grand Tour Series. ----

I enjoyed this tale and also hope to hear/read more of this story line of the planet Mars. ----

Mr. Bova's stile of writing is so comfortable to read. Very easy to picture the tale! ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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May 06, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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