July 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This group meets on the 4th Friday of each month to discuss various works of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the classics.
Mars "the bloody planet", is a world shrouded in mystery. As the source of endless fascination, Mars offers us the most promise for finding evidence of life.
Half Navaho American Jamie Waterman is a Geologist whose dream comes true when he is selected for the first landing team on Mars. He endures the rigors of training, the personality conflicts and political intrigues, as well as the dangers of traveling over 100 million kilometers in space.
Once the international crew lands on Mars, they discover they must battle not only the alien land they have invaded but earthbound bureaucrats as well. As they head toward a chasm that is ten times larger than the Grand Canyon, the twenty-five astronauts come face-to-face with the most shocking discovery of all.
This exciting book is a plausible mixture of hard science and science fiction. Six-time Hugo Award-winning author Ben Bova paints a thrilling picture of what a near-future mission to our nearest neighbor might be like.