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Mars, Inc.
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by Ben Bova
Publisher: Baen Books

How do you get to the Red Planet? Not via a benighted government program trapped in red tape and bound by budget constrictions, that’s for sure. No, what it will take is a helping of adventure, science, corporate powerplays, a generous dollop of seduction—both in and out of the boardroom—and money, money, money!

Art Thrasher knows this. He is a man with a driving vision: send humans to Mars. The government has utterly failed, but Thrasher has got the plan to accomplish such a feat: form a “club” or billionaires to chip in one billion a year until the dream is accomplished. But these are men and women who are tough cookies, addicted to a profitable bottom-line, and disdainful of pie-in-the-sky dreamers who want to use their cash to make somebody else’s dreams come true.

But Thrasher is different from the other dreamers in an important regard: he’s a billionaire himself, and the president of a successful company. But it’s going to take all his wiles as a captain of industry and master manipulator of business and capital to overcome setbacks and sabotage—and get a rocket full of scientist, engineers, visionaries, and dreamers on their way to the Red Planet.

The man for the job has arrived. Art Thrasher is prepared to do whatever it takes to humans on Mars—or die trying!

About Mars, Inc.:
“. . .perfectly enjoyable as an SF book (could Bova write anything that wasn’t enjoyable?), Mars, Inc. has that torn-from-the-headline vibe that’s obviously intended for a larger audience. . . . the bottom line? Mars, Inc. has inspiration, excitement, thrills, romance, a dash of satir—and is a good, fun read . . . .”—Analog

"The Hugo winner returns to his most popular subject: the quest for Mars."—Publishers Weekly

Published 12/3/2013
SKU: 9781451639346
Ebook Price: $9.99 
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1. Gary on 9/4/2014, said:

This book is not bad. Kind of interesting characters, held my attention pretty well. The romance was (in my opinion) beside the point, a typical, utterly predictable, superficial, and superfluous romance that has little to do with the story; but the scheming and conniving to get the job done is kind of interesting. More interesting, in my opinion, than a big space battle with lots of explosions. That's pretty much what this book has going for it: not character development, not heart-pounding drama, but one interesting scheme after another to get out there. This is another book reflecting the impatience with government programs: the government isn't going to get us out there, so private individuals have to take it into their own hands. Who knows whether things will work out that way, but that part of it certainly will strike a chord with a lot of people. I am reminded of a quote from a very different novel (Between the Strokes of Night, by Charles Sheffield): "The conquest of space is too important an enterprise to be entrusted to governments."
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2. Greg on 11/21/2013, said:

10 bucks for a ebook is getting crazy. Drop this to 6.99...
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