By Ben Bova
Jamie Waterman is returning to the pink Planet, this time in command of an day trip within which he hopes to illustrate that you'll be able to learn Martian existence not just for the sake of the pursuit yet extra, that it may be ecocnomic. Waterman additionally hopes to revisit part of the canyon the place he idea he spied a primitive cliff residing throughout the first Martian mission.
But this moment voyage to Mars brings hassle immediately as Waterman clashes with Dex Trumball, the son of a billionaire who's backing the day trip. Dex desires to flip the planet right into a vacationer appeal, whereas Waterman desires to safeguard the planet exclusively for medical research.
To extra complicate issues, either males are interested in the expedition's attractive psychologist, Vijay Shektar, who can't appear to make a decision which of the 2 males she prefers. On most sensible of all of this confusion, it sounds as if one other member of the workforce can be attempting to sabotage the challenge whereas the elder Trumball is pulling strings with a view to strength Waterman to step down because the expedition's leader.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ben Bova is the writer of greater than one hundred twenty futuristic novels and nonfiction books approximately technological know-how and excessive technology.
In his quite a few writings, Dr. Bova has envisioned the gap Race of the Sixties, solar energy satellites, the invention of natural chemical compounds in interstellar area, digital fact, human cloning, the Strategic safety Initiative (Star Wars), the appearance of overseas peacekeeping forces, the invention of ice at the Moon, digital publication publishing and zero-gravity sex.
Dr. Bova acquired the Lifetime fulfillment Award of the Arthur C. Clarke beginning in 2005, "for fueling mankind's mind's eye in regards to the wonders of outer space." His 2006 novel Titan obtained the toilet W. Campbell Memorial Award for most sensible novel of the year.
Dr. Bova has been fascinated about technological know-how and excessive expertise because the very beginnings of the gap age. President Emeritus of the nationwide house Society and a prior president of technological know-how Fiction Writers of the United States, Dr. Bova was once elected a Fellow of the yank organization for the development of technological know-how and has been a member of the Arizona Astronomy Board.
He is a columnist for the Naples day-by-day information and a widely-popular lecturer. prior in his occupation, he was once an award-winning editor and an govt within the aerospace undefined. He has labored with movie makers and tv manufacturers resembling Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry.
His Grand journey novels--including his award-winning Titan--show how the human race will extend throughout the sunlight process, commencing a brand new period of wealth, chance and clash. His nonfiction books, akin to Immortality and Faint Echoes, far away Stars were commemorated via businesses comparable to the yankee Librarians' organization and the yankee organization for the development of technology. He has received six technology Fiction fulfillment Awards (Hugos) and lots of different awards for writing.
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