Bova's newest novel, Mars, was a commercial and critical sensation in hardcover, reaching both science fiction and mainstream audiences across the country. Told in a grand, sweeping style, it recounts the epic story of the first manned mission to Mars--man's great unconquered frontier.
Pros: Good strong characters Cons: Undeveloped in spots Interesting look at the forces and motivations behind humankind's first visit to Mars. There is not so much technical information about flying to another planet as the analysis of the many personalities involved in the global and national politics, and administration behind such an effort and the combination of pilots, scientists and engineers required to successfully make the trip. … more