Mars, Inc. : the billionaire's club

by Bova, Ben, 1932-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Fiction SF Bova
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  SF Bova
 
 
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sci-Fi/Fan F Bov
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
Call Number  Sci-Fi/Fan F Bov
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Fiction F BOVA Ben
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F BOVA Ben
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Science Fiction SCI-FAN BOVA
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Collection  Science Fiction
 
Call Number  SCI-FAN BOVA
 
 
Summary
A new novel from Ben Bova, creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour science fiction series! How do you get to the Red Planet? Notvia a benighted government program trapped in red tape and bound by budgetconstrictions, that#8;
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bova's first Billionaire's Club SF novel falls entirely flat. Multimillionaire Art Thrasher has his heart set on sending a manned mission to Mars, but doesn't trust "the goddamned government" or the "fartbrains in the White House." Thrasher cajoles a handful of billionaire acquaintances into providing the financing he needs to create a private space program. Bova (the Grand Tour novels) is on firm ground when he writes (too infrequently) about science, but his grasp of business and politics is superficial and his story sometimes incoherent. More than a year into the program, Thrasher is shocked to learn that there's significant political opposition to the use of nuclear propulsion. And when the rationale for suspected sabotage is revealed, it makes very little sense. Most implausible are the human relationships-especially those between the short, paunchy, fidgety protagonist and a variety of classically attractive women. When Thrasher gives up his womanizing for romance, the development is both utterly predictable and totally unconvincing. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Billionaires -- Fiction.
Investment clubs -- Fiction.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher Riverdale, NY :2013
Language English
Description 357 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781451639346 (hbk.)
1451639341 (hbk.)
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