Stowaway To Mars by John WyndhamStowaway To Mars by John Wyndham

Stowaway To Mars

byJohn Wyndham

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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'It was a desert. A vista of reddish rocks and drifted sand, arid and hot, extending to the limits of their view. A dreary waste upon which nothing moved or grew . . .' For British pilot Dale Curtance the Keuntz Prize - to be awarded to the first person to take a spaceship to another planet and back - is the ultimate challenge. Not only has he to build a ship to survive the journey, assemble a top-notch crew and choose a destination, he's also got to beat the Russians and Americans. Soon the GLORIA MUNDI blasts off from Salisbury Plain, bound for Mars. There's only one problem - a stowaway called Joan. Not only does her presence wreck calculations and threaten the mission, but her tale suggests that Mars may be a more dangerous destination than they ever expected. 'Perhaps the best writer of science fiction England has ever produced' Stephen King
John Wyndham was born in 1903 in the Midlands. After leaving school, he tried his hand at several careers, including farming, law and advertising, before starting to write stories in 1925. During the war he worked as a censor in the Ministry of Information and afterwards served in the Army. The Day of The Triffids was published in 1951...
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Title:Stowaway To MarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.48 inPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241977029

ISBN - 13:9780241977026

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Date published: 2017-02-18