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The Far Call
Along with a very few among the Earthbound billions of the 1990s, Jens Wylie dreamed of a future for Man among the stars. He seized the chance to become U.S. Undersecretary for the Development of Space and to help plan the first manned Mars voyage. But political compromise and corner-cutting built disaster into the expedition from the start. A nd when disaster struck, thre ...more
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Tor Books
(first published January 1st 1978)
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The Far Call is a novel about a multi-nation mars mission and the obstacles it faces. Whilst parts were there were a few parts that were a little slow, overall a good tale of space exploration and the potential problems that arise.
Being a space program fanatic at the time I read this book I enjoyed it and the reality based story he told. It was a realistic hypothesis on the space program and what was kind of fun for me was that it contained many factual references to things around the Brevard county area of Florida where KSC is located.
Gordon Rupert Dickson was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Knight series. He won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award.More about Gordon R. Dickson...