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The Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke - Paperback - January 1974 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001786)

The Sands of Mars

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The Sands of Mars

by Arthur C. Clarke

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New York: Signet / New American Library, January 1974. Mass Market Paperback. 4th printing. Signet 451-Y5754 $1.25. Binding straight and tight. Interior unmarked. No creases, folds, or tears. Light adhesion damage to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 206 pages.

In Clarke's first published full-length science fiction novel, renowned science fiction writer Martin Gibson joins the spaceship Ares, the world's first interplanetary ship for passenger travel, on its maiden voyage to Mars. His mission: to report back to the home planet about the new Mars colony and the progress it has been making. First published in 1951, before the achievement of space flight, Clarke addresses hard physical and scientific issues with aplomb-and the best scientific understanding of the times. Included are the challenges of differing air pressures, lack of oxygen, food provisions, severe weather patterns, construction on Mars, and methods of local travel-both on the surface and to the planet's two moons.


The Sands of Mars is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke which was published in 1951, before humans had achieved space flight. The story is set principally on the planet Mars, which has been settled by humans and is used essentially as a research establishment. It has been surveyed but not fully explored on the ground.


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The Sands of Mars
Arthur C. Clarke
Mass Market Paperback
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Signet-New American Library
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New York
Date published
January 1974
science fiction, Mars, interplanetary travel, space colonies, space colonization
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