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Tor 1308 BEACHHEAD vg
By Jack Williamson
Cover by Ron Miller
Most novels about the colonization of Mars tell of large Earth
expeditions marching in triumph, laden with domes and nearly everything
one might need to live a civilized existence without any civilization.
This one is quite different, and may well be a foretaste of the way the
settlement of Mars will really happen.
Eight people, four couples, representing four nation groups, sent on a
very tight budget, expected to grow their own food and wrest a living
from a barren, empty planet. It's tough! People will die. And a weird
disease apparently caused by the Martian dust complicates the situation.
Then there are traitors to the cause, both on Mars and among the
"supporters" of the expedition back on Earth!
First paperback printing, 1993. Clean bright cover with spots of edge
and corner wear. Spine is rubbed at the bottom. Pages are white. Binding
is tight and square.