A classic tale of pulp SF, from one of the greatest writers of the genre. Part of the new Golden Age Masterworks list!
It is the twenty-first century. On Mars a dedicated group of pioneers - among them some of Earth's finest brains - struggle to change the face of the planet . . .
Science fiction writer Martin Gibson finally gets a chance to visit the research colony on the Red Planet. It's a dream come true - until he discovers the difficulties and perils of survival on another world . . . and the very real terror it holds.
Born in Somerset in 1917, but a longtime resident of Sri Lanka, Sir Arthur Clarke is the world's most famous SF writer: author of the scientific paper which established the principle of communications satellites, collaborator with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey, and winner of numerous awards for his novels, which include Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise.