Ben Bova Mars
In Ben Bova's 1992 bestselling book Mars, geologist Jamie Waterman and his crewmates discovered the existence of primitive lichen on the floor of the great Martian canyon known as the Valles Marineris. In Return to Mars, Waterman is headed back to the Red Planet, this time in charge of an expedition that hopes not only to study Martian life, but also to prove that exploring Mars can be profitable.
In this gritty and scientifically accurate science fiction adventure from New York Times bestselling author Ben Bova and NASA space scientist Les Johnson, the first human mission to Mars meets with near-disaster when a meteoroid strikes the spacecraft, almost destroying it! Too far from Earth to simply turn around and return home, the eight-person crew must ride their crippled ship to Mars while they desperately struggle to survive.
This is a new novel from Ben Bova, creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour science fiction series! How do you get to the Red Planet? Not via a benighted government program trapped in red tape and bound by budget constrictions, that's for sure. No, what it will take is a helping of adventure, science, corporate powerplays, a generous dollop of seduction - both in and out of the boardroom - and money, money, money! Art Thrasher knows this.