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One way: A final journey to another world ... could you?

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
At last, travel to Mars is here.

Private enterprise has raised the funds and mastered the technology. But what about the people? What sort of person can keep their cool for 8 months and half a billion miles in a small capsule alongside three strangers? And does that person also have what it takes to create a thriving society from scratch … hundreds of millions of kilometr
Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published March 7th 2016 by Talespinner Ltd
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Annabel Burn
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is a real page turner. Its written as a log in real time and the phases of the book take you through preparing to leave Earth forever to live on Mars and all of those dilemmas, through meeting your crew and learning to live with them and then facing an uncertain future on a new planet. Having finished the book for a week or so now the characters have stayed with me and I have been reminded of the experiences described on many occaisons - not least Tim Peake r ...more
Joy Healiff
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this a few years ago when it was first published and I think of it often. Unlike other scifi stories about travel to Mars, this looks at what would it actually feel like for those to undertake such a mission as a civilian. Engaging characters, thought-provoking dialogue and a down-to-earth (ha!) approach to being a human. I have just started it again to re-connect with the characters.
Felix Iliff
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the interests of full disclosure the author of this book is my dad and I was involved in reading the draft versions. That said, I only posted this review after reading the completed final version as is currently available. I endeavour to be honest in this review but I can't guarantee my filial pride won't colour it.

In simple terms I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've never had more than a casual interest in space exploration and have only dabbled lightly in science fiction but I found that t
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