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Stowaway to Mars

By (author) John Wyndham
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 29th Sep 2016
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 12mm
Weight: 138g
ISBN-10: 0241977029
ISBN-13: 9780241977026
Barcode No: 9780241977026
Synopsis
'It was a desert. A vista of reddish rocks and drifted sand, arid and hot, extending to the limits of their view. A dreary waste upon which nothing moved or grew . . .' For British pilot Dale Curtance the Keuntz Prize - to be awarded to the first person to take a spaceship to another planet and back - is the ultimate challenge. Not only has he to build a ship to survive the journey, assemble a top-notch crew and choose a destination, he's also got to beat the Russians and Americans. Soon the GLORIA MUNDI blasts off from Salisbury Plain, bound for Mars. There's only one problem - a stowaway called Joan. Not only does her presence wreck calculations and threaten the mission, but her tale suggests that Mars may be a more dangerous destination than they ever expected. 'Perhaps the best writer of science fiction England has ever produced' Stephen King

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