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Prelude to Mars by Arthur C. Clarke
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Another bk I wd've read in pre-puberty or puberty. When I was a kid Arthur C. Clarke, Issac Asimov, & Robert Heinlein were probably the big 3 SF authors most well known & read. I liked them but it didn't take me long to outgrow them. Clarke was probably my least favorite of the 3. Probably too 'hard science' & not social enuf. As w/ pretty much every bk I 'review' here w/o really remembering it, I'd reread this if I had a clone who had nothing better to do. But, of course, if I had a clone, he WD have something better to do & both of us wd create EVEN MORE PROJECTS. So, maybe if I were on Mars, unable to leave my underground dome & this was one of the only bks there, I'd reread this. Until then, this amnesia review will have to suffice.

""Commander Dawson was in the conning tower, watching his crew working with their sprays of ice-cold water and jets of freezing air. They were now quite skilled at this unusual occupation, and delighted in little artistic touches. However, the Commander had had to put a stop to attempts to reproduce Marilyn Monroe in ice - though he had filed the idea for future reference.""
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January 1, 1965 – Finished Reading
April 8, 2008 – Shelved

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