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The Colonisation of Mars

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
What if in the late 50’s the US and Soviet Union had selected Mars as their goal? What if the USAF’s nuclear powered 'Orion' had been built? It is 2040 and the 'Race to Mars' is long over. A large group of 'expendable' senior scientists has been sent on a one-way trip to establish a permanent Martian colony. Eccentric recluse Sam Aiken shuns the soft life in the 'Tube'. ...more
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published (first published May 31st 2011)
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Sep 06, 2013 David rated it liked it
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Mixed feelings. Something kept me reading it. It's a relatively long book (560 pages). It does get into AI a bit, but I wouldn't say it's 560 pages worth of thought-provoking. It doesn't have the kinds of action / activity that would make you say the pace kept you reading. It's certainly not what you'd call an "inspiring" story of the success of space colonization. There are hints along the way of something to be learned later, but I don't think it does this in a way to satisfy readers of SF ...more
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