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A mars titka Arthur C. Clarke

A mars titka

Arthur C. Clarke

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The Sands of Mars is an novel set mostly on Mars. Used for research, its been surveyed but not fully explored.Famous sf author Martin Gibson is a guest of the ship Ares. From Earth orbit at Space Station 1, he heads to Mars.Youngest crewman, JimmyMoreThe Sands of Mars is an novel set mostly on Mars. Used for research, its been surveyed but not fully explored.Famous sf author Martin Gibson is a guest of the ship Ares. From Earth orbit at Space Station 1, he heads to Mars.Youngest crewman, Jimmy Spencer, in astronaut training, is assigned to answer questions. Becoming friends, Gibson talks about himself, revealing hed a breakdown, left Cambridge & become a writer. He reveals hed an affair there. Shed wed another, had a kid & died.Gibson & crew go separate ways on Mars. Gibson meets Chief Executive Warren Hadfield & Mayor Whittaker, who run the colony from Port Lowell. Hadfield is keen to make Mars self-sufficient.Jetting to a research station, Gibson & crew are forced down by a dust storm. They find a group of kangaroo-like creatures, unsuspected Martians. Vegetarian, theyve limited intelligence. Its later revealed the plants are being cultivated to enrich the atmosphere. This project & others are secret.Gibson & Spencer discover Spencer is Gibson’s son. Meanwhile, Spencer has formed an attachment to Irene, Hadfield’s daughter.Hadfield reveals scientists have been working on igniting Phobos to burn for over 1000 years. Heat together with oxygen-generating plants may eventually make a breathable atmosphere.Persuaded of Mars potential, Gibson applies to stay.