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The Attempt (The Martian Manifesto Book 1) by [Lee, Bob]
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Mars has beckoned humans for ages. Finally, in the year 2032, we made it there. But what if a cult was one of the first expeditions to land there? And what if that cult was determined to establish first contact with any aliens, even if they were malevolent?

This is a near future, hard SF action novel similar to the space adventure novels of the 50s and 60s, but utilizing current leading edge space exploration techniques. The Mars trips use not only standard NASA-style rocket ships, but also Mars-Earth cyclers, winged passenger craft and mass drivers on the Moon to launch fuel. Mankind’s attempts to colonize Mars and discover alien life may very well one of these methods.

"The Attempt" is the first book of a planned space opera series and can be read stand-alone.

Plot summary:

Bonnie Chiswick is trapped in a deteriorating marriage to Jeff, who is second in command of a cult. The cult's leader, Brother Jacobs, takes the twenty-five members on a one-way trip to Mars. He is convinced that, by settling there, they will rise to a higher level of existence. He will let nothing stop him, not even the NASA astronauts who are piloting the cult’s winged lander.

Li Julong is the chief scientist of the Chinese Moon base. He is forced to do the bidding of their military in their wish to dominate all of space. China is determined to capture any alien technology for its own glory.

Charles Winston, a NASA biologist located on Mars, is searching for life. What Charles discovers sets off a mad scramble as the home world exhorts each group to acquire for itself any alien artifacts.

Little do the people on Mars realize that their collective actions will determine the fate of the Earth. An alien probe, bent on the Earth's destruction, has arrived on Mars, and the clock is ticking.

About the Author

Bob Lee retired from IBM after over 30 years with the company. He has been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction literature since he was a child, and now finds the time to get back to his first love. He is a long time member of the National Space Society, and writes science fiction book reviews for its web site.

Bob holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and a Master of Science in Teaching (Mathematics) from Pace University. Bob also holds a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. "The Attempt" is his second novel and the first in a planned series on mankind's efforts to expand to other planets.

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  • Print Length: 241 pages
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  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 starsPacked with scientific explanations
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5.0 out of 5 starsI now feel like I've traveled to Mars and walked upon the surface.
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5.0 out of 5 stars... read Bob's book as it was being written and enjoyed seeing it shape into an interesting novel
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