An epic space novel by the acclaimed science-fiction writer, this is the story his readers have been waiting for...
Published in 1992, MARS was the story of the thrilling first manned journey to the mysterious planet which has fascinated astronomers since the dawn of time. Arthur C. Clarke called it 'a splendid book'; it was a bestseller throughout the world.
Now, in RETURN TO MARS, a carefully picked international crew of astronauts, engineers and scientists is on its way back. Leading them is Jamie Waterman, the man who defied the accepted wisdom of the scientific community - and the direct orders of his superiors - to discover life on the planet.
But there are those who still resent his success; others who have their own reasons to ensure that Waterman, with his almost mystic idealism, does not make the final decisions about Second Mars Expedition. And among the crew is someone whose mental instability could lead to catastrophe for them all.
A superb story by a first-class writer. - Daily Telegraph on RETURN TO MARS
A splendid book . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. - Arthur C. Clarke on MARS
The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. - Ray Bradbury
An epic space novel by an award-winning SF scribe - Books Magazine on RETURN TO MARS
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.