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A Meeting With Medusa/Green Mars

(Tor Doubles #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A Meeting with Medusa - Arthur C. Clarke
Taking place partly on Earth and partly in the atmosphere of Jupiter, the story tells of Howard Falcon, the captain of a new and experimental giant-sized helium-filled airship. When an accident causes the ship to crash, Falcon is badly injured and takes over a year to fully recover.

Green Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson
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Mass Market Paperback, 180 pages
Published October 15th 1988 by Tor Books
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Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Tor Double #1, of a series of 36 double books published from 1988 to 1991 by Tor Books. It contains two novellas, bound together tête-bêche in mass market paperback – back-to-back, inverted, with two front covers and both titles on the spine. The novellas are listed here alphabetically by author; neither should be considered “primary.”

A Meeting with Medusa, by Arthur C. Clarke (1971)
This was originally published in the December 1971 issue of Playboy Magazine, and won the 1973 Nebula Awa
Jun 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This was really my first classic science fiction book of my own. It includes Clarke's "A Meeting With Medusa" short story describing the first manned (if you can call it that!) expedition to the atmosphere of Jupiter. In fact, this short story is the inspiration for many of the details later seen in Ben Bova's Jupiter! The other half is an excerpt from Kim Stanley Robinson's Green Mars that describes a group of people climbing Mars' immense Mount Olympus in a post-terraforming Mars like people d ...more
A.J. Knauss
Nov 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I think Meeting with Medusa was later expanded to a full novel because it ends very suddenly. But as an exploration book in light of the recent Felix Baumgartner balloon feat, it was enjoyable. I like reading sci-fi written years ago to see what the author imagined compared with reality now. Green Mars on the other hand is two stories...a tale of a relationship between the two climbers and the other, a very stock mountain climbing story (no spoiler alerts really, someone gets hurt, someone gets ...more
Betsy Mahaffey
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am so glad to be done with this cute, little book. Ugh. I wanted to love it so much, but these two stories literally back to back with their insufferable, arrogant, unsympathetic protagonists and really not that much in the "man-that's-such-a-cool-idea" tank to redeem them were too much even for me, and I have a pretty high tolerance for these things. I am going back for more though and diving into Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama and then KSR's 2312 which is what landed me here in the first plac ...more
Fenixbird SandS
Sep 24, 2008 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Scifi, Green
Recommended to Fenixbird by: Vivian Cyber Moderator
2 books in this one....hmmmmm Red mars..I am going hunting at Bookmans shortly for one/some of these!!
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Great stories. Unique and visionary.
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Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he served in World War Two as a radar operator, before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956. He is best known for the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-created with the assistance of Stanley Kubrick.

Clarke was a graduate of King

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