A story of groundbreaking medical research - and deadly rivalry - by the author named by Ray Bradbury as 'the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.'
Arthur Marshak, a brilliant and driven scientist, dreams of the ultimate biomedical breakthrough: regenrating human organs within the patient's own body. If he succeeds he will be able to cure the incurable, restoere sight to the blind, make the paralysed walk once more.
But before he can test his theories on fellow human beings, he must convince others. Not just his fellow-scientists, both admirers and enemies. There is the corporation that sees Arthur Marshak alternatively as an asset and an expensive luxury. And his brother Jesse, who once shared his dream. And above all, Jesse's wife Julia. The one woman to who Arthur ever gave his heart. The woman whose child is about to need Arthur's lifesaving discovery.
'The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.' Ray Bradbury
The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. - Ray Bradbury
A masterful storyteller - Vector
Fun, thought-provoking, pacy and stylish . . . Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asimov used to do so well. - SFX on VENUS
A splendid book . . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. - Arthur C. Clarke
Vivid, poetic and wonder-provoking. - Foundation on JUPITER
An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. RETURN TO MARS, MARS, DEATH DREAM, BROTHERS and the two novels in the Moonbase saga - Moonrise and Moonwar - are the most recent. He and his wife live in Florida.