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The Martian Race

1 rating: 5.0
A book by Gregory Benford

Esteemed Mars guru Bob Zubrin callsThe Martian Race"one of the finest novels about human exploration of the Red Planet ever written. "But then again, Bob is acharacterin the book (albeit in the briefest of cameos), so what else could he possibly say? … see full wiki

Author: Gregory Benford
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Aspect
2 reviews about The Martian Race
review by . November 18, 2010
Congress just couldn't stomach NASA's estimated $450 billion price tag to send a manned mission to Mars. So the USA and a group of other interested countries agreed on a different approach - a $30 billion prize to the first people that went to Mars and returned with a completed set of specified scientific explorations including geologic mapping, seismic testing, studies of atmospheric phenomena, core samples and, of course, searches for water, fossils and life. This was obviously much more …
Quick Tip by . November 18, 2010
A modern twist on a very old, tried and true approach to capitalism, enterprise and exploration - - a $30 billion prize to the first people that go to Mars and return with a completed set of specified scientific explorations including geologic mapping, seismic testing, studies of atmospheric phenomena, core samples and, of course, searches for water, fossils and life.
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