the tradition of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, hard science returns to the
Science Fiction genre in this nail biting, scientifically realistic
novel of ultimate survival on a distant planet. When two colonies
finally realize that there can be no rescue and no way out but fight one
another or die, the ultimate battle for the survival of the human species
begins. But outside, the relentless and deep cold of the Martian
desert begins to seep inside as the carbon dioxide snows and impenetrable
sandstorms descend on them all with a vengeance.
colonies, one from the United States and the other from the Reunified Soviet
Empire have constructed bases on Mars. They are separated by over
a thousand kilometers of Martian desert,
the most hostile
place any humans have ever dared to settle. Their lives depend on
constant resupply from earth even while they work day and night to develop
independent, regenerating life support systems. But when the line
of communications with the earth goes dead - permanently - they are forced
to come to grips with the horrifying realization that they are on their
own and there is not enough to go around. For the human race to survive,
a lot of people are going to have to die...
Chamberland, a NASA Engineer, has been involved in the design
and operation of
Advanced Life Support Systems considered for moon and
He is also the designer and Mission Commander for one of the
world's only seafloor
habitats - the Scott Carpenter Station.
is a master craftsman... vivid writing - plots that
move fast and characters
Dengler - award winning novelist
of Elysium is filled
with the full sweep of human emotions from the bittersweet romance between
men and women whose days are clearly numbered, the mystery of losing contact
with all they have ever known on earth to the fear of a silent and cunning
enemy. The pages are filled with interplanetary intrigue, the race
against an emotionless clock, a spectacular, savage wilderness and the
specter of a war of insanity waged to survive just one more day.
It is a guaranteed one-day-read because you will not be able to put it
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