Sam Houston Kellington had from boyhood known that he would someday fly to Mars. But what children dream of is often far different in reality from what one could ever imagine. Having been chosen as one of a select crew Kelligan does go to Mars, only to be marooned with a crippled spacecraft, afflicted with a debilitating illness, and abandoned by crewmates. Aided by one brave woman Kelligan must somehow find a way to survive the rigors of the hostile planet and return to Earth before the members of the first manned mission to Mars have all succumbed.
Jack Williamson published his first story in 1928, at the age of 20 and went on to write trail-blazing science fiction novels, including THE HUMANOIDS and THE LEGION OF TIME. DARKER THAN YOU THINK is acclaimed as the best American lycanthropy yet written. Williamson is the winner of the Pilgrim Award and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award; he is also a Nebula Grand Master.