The Sands of Mars : Space Trilogy

  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by Traber Burns
  • Series: Space Trilogy
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a celebrated science fiction writer takes to space on his first trip to Mars, he stumbles upon Mars' most carefully hidden secrets and threatens the future of the entire planet!

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Good "Golden Age" novel

Clarke was a favorite of mine growing up so I may be a little prejudiced, but he's a good writer technically and this is a good early novel speculating on Martian colonization. It is not a wiz bang type of novel, but it is filled with excellent ideas and I was surprised to find, revisiting this one after 30+ years how well he imagined and described elements of space flight and visuals. Overall I enjoyed it and though it may fall under the category of a book for teenagers to instill wonder and desire for science and space, I didn't find it as juvenal as Heinlein's books for youngsters. Also you can see just the germ of the idea that would become A Fall of Moondust, and one that was later used in 2010.
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- Darryl

Pkarutz

I both read and saw the current novel and movie, the Martian. This was equally as good. More so when you consider was written half a century ago
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- peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios