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Stowaway to Mars (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: SF
ISBN: 0450420248
Publisher: George Newnes Ltd
Reader Rating: 7 out of 10
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Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham

Description: An international prize of one million pounds was being offered to the first man to complete an interplanetary journey, and Dale Courtance, a millionaire adventurer, characteristically emereged as the British entrant. With ah hand picked crew he blasted off from Salisbury plain in the spaceship GLORIA MUNDI, destination - the planet Mars. Once free from Earth's atmosphere, they discover a stowawy, a woman. Her extraordinary story helps prepare them for the dangers they encounter on the Red Planet, and the fantastic world that exists there.

That science fantasy has been overtaken by science fact in the era of Appollo and Soyuz spacecrafts does not a whit from this story. Originally published in 1936, many years before Day of the Triffids achieved universal acclaim, it affords the modern reader a chance to see a brilliant imagination at work, one that truly merits comparison with Verne and Wells
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