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Classic genuine sci-fi
It's refreshing to read a true science-based piece of science fiction, with the awful realities of the frail human body thrown up against Mars and only the ingenuity and bloody-minded persistence of an engineer between himself and oblivion. Miles away from the Culture, hyperspace drives, aliens, etc, this is real human experience in space. Brilliant.
Excellent late Cold War espionage, quality writing and performance. Highly recommended if you like this genre.