The Martian Race
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2014
Duration: 15 hours 14 minutes
From the Nebula Award–winning author of Timescape and Foundation’s Fear comes a hard-science thriller about the race to Mars.
When an explosion of the rocket launching the Mars Transit Vehicle kills four crewmen, the US decides to redirect its energies to near-Earth projects, killing the manned mission to Mars. But tycoon John Axelrod assembles a consortium to fund the project, and he expects to net billions. But a European-Asian airbus will make a similar expedition. Now, the race is on to get to the Red Planet first.
“Writes with verve and insight not only about black holes and cosmic strings but about human desires and fears.”—New York Times Book Review