VOYAGE TO THE RED PLANET.

Bisson, Terry.

ISBN 10: 0688094953 / ISBN 13: 9780688094959
Published by New York: William H. Morrow, (1990.) dj, 1990
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Fourth book by this very innovative and funny writer, set in the not-so-far distant future, where a bankrupt US government has auctioned off all its assets, and NASA is not a subsidiary of Disney. SIGNED on the title page. 236 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 56304

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Title: VOYAGE TO THE RED PLANET.

Publisher: New York: William H. Morrow, (1990.) dj

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The depression has meant that a mission to Mars has been shelved for 20 years. But then Markham, head of Pellucida Films, cons two of the original Mars spacemen out of retirement and promises them their dream of setting foot on the Red Planet. By the author of "Wyrldmaker".

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YA-- In Bisson's fourth novel, readers find no 12-foot-tall Burroughsian aliens or memory-blocked Schwarzeneggers turning the landscape viscera red. Instead, the tranquil Martian sands become Hollywood's largest and most remote on-location filming. Set in the 21st century, a near bankrupt U. S. government is reduced to selling off federal agencies to private industry, e.g. NASA to Disney and the Smithsonian to Nabisco. Enter Pellucidar pictures, which has launched the first Mars mission as a money-making "long shot" and Academy Award winning hopeful. The cast and crew are a zany mixture of aging astronauts, wacky Hollywood types, and a teenage stowaway. Budget cuts on Earth and equipment malfunction threaten both the picture and the lives of the crew. Take the socio-political satire of Philip K. Dick or John Brunner and the hard science of Larry Niven and stir in the irreverent humor of Harry Harrison or Robert Asprin and you get a glimmer of what Bisson's original, imaginative yarn is like. --John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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