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Red Lightning - John Varley
Red Lightning
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The son of one of the first men to fly to Mars and back, Ray Garcia-Strickland is now a disgruntled Martian, tired of the Red Planet's overdevelopment and the gravity-dependent tourist Earthies. But that doesn't stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a... show more
The son of one of the first men to fly to Mars and back, Ray Garcia-Strickland is now a disgruntled Martian, tired of the Red Planet's overdevelopment and the gravity-dependent tourist Earthies. But that doesn't stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a massive tsunami. Living high on his father's glory was okay, but now Ray must literally come down to Earth-and solve one of its greatest mysteries.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780441014880 (0441014887)
ASIN: 441014887
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
Series: Thunder and Lightning (#2)
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Osho
Osho rated it
Mars's autonomy is threatened in a story that borrows some elements from the US's response to 9/11. The second book in the sequence, following [b:Red Thunder|48682|Red Thunder (Red Thunder, #1)|John Varley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309206903s/48682.jpg|47625]. Similar to Heinlein's late juvenile...
Readings and Ramblings
Readings and Ramblings rated it
4.0
This actually seems to be two books in one. There is a lengthy description of the aftermath of a tsunami that hit the eastern seaboard of the United States and especially Florida. The devastation is tremendous and the story of one family that traveled through Florida is worth the reading of the book...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
I raced through this book but found it decreasingly interesting. This is, in fact, my least favorite Varley yet. Although it was published this year, it also reads as the most "old school" scifi of all his books. As in many Heinlein or other Grand Master books, his characters spend most of their ...
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