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Dramatic Saga of First Person Born on Mars! The first colony on the red planet is founded amid joy and hope, and the colonists are given every support. Then war sweeps the mother planet and the Mars colonists are abandoned by an Earth that needs every resource for its own survival. Though there are signs the colony could become self-sufficient in time, the colonists don't ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 1981 by Tower Publications Inc
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Jesse Benjamin
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid book. The sci-fi gobbledygook didn't get too outrageous and the characters were interesting. I appreciated that there was not a major focus on the issues Earth faced, perhaps due to the overexposure to doom and gloom real life on Earth presents.

Some parts of the book seemed a bit contrived and unnecessary, but as a whole novel, I found it enjoyable. Also topical now given the talk of colonization of Mars. Ahead of its time by 34 years? Strongly recommend for those with a passing curiosit
Jim Riggs
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this one a wonderful adventure that I had a hard time putting down. Been a long time since I read it, I believe it was around 1986 when I read this book but I have fond memories of it and have recently picked it up as a nook book to read again. I stayed up way to late reading this book, not wanting to wait to find out what happened next.
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Aka William Callahan, Arthur Allport.

Raymond Zinke Gallun (March 22, 1911 - April 2, 1994) was an early science fiction writer.

Gallun (rhymes with "balloon") was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He lived a drifter's existence, working a multitude of jobs around the world in the years leading up to World War II. He sold many popular stories to pulp magazines in the 1930s. "Old Faithful" (1934) was hi

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