A novel of the red planet from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of The Accidental Time Machine and Old Twentieth.Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime—they’re going to Mars. Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so... show more
A novel of the red planet from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of The Accidental Time Machine and Old Twentieth.Young Carmen Dula and her family are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime—they’re going to Mars. Once on the Red Planet, however, Carmen realizes things are not so different from Earth. There are chores to do, lessons to learn, and oppressive authority figures to rebel against. And when she ventures out into the bleak Mars landscape alone one night, a simple accident leads her to the edge of death until she is saved by an angel—an angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad, and a message for the newly arrived human inhabitants of Mars: We were here first.
Publish date: August 5th 2008
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
Series: Marsbound (#1)
Marsbound Trilogy review: http://infinispace.net/2015/01/review-marsbound-trilogy-joe-haldeman/ Haldeman seems completely lost here, and when when he hits 250 pages he whips out his own deus ex machina and delivers salvation to the main character and the book just, inexplicably, ENDS. Which is pro...
Marsbound invokes Heinlein at many turns, not least in its nod to Podkayne of Mars (including the female teen narrator with a younger brother and their adventures on Mars). The style is similar to Heinlein's juvenile novels, but with frank sexual intrusions that would be more characteristic of his m...
My second Haldeman book. I actually liked this one, where as I hated The Accidental Time Machine. The characters are much better developed in this novel, though the aliens come across as very human. There is a lot of deus ex machina and things are wrapped up a little too nice by outside forces at...