The Rock Rats
By Ben Bova
The Asteroid Wars have entered a violent new era.
Martin Humphries - the fabulously wealthy, coldly ruthless owner of the greatest space-based industrial giant - has been checked, but his malice and ambition remain. He still dreams of bankrupting the rival space exploration company Astro Manufacturing and bringing the independent prospectors who are beginning to stake claims on large and small rocks of the Asteroid Belt under his control. And most of all, he wants to capture the love of beautiful Amanda Cunningham, the woman who spurned his money, and take his revenge on Lars Fuchs, the space prospector who both defied Humphries and married Amanda.
His weapons will be piracy, sabotage and murder. .
An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. He and his wife live in Florida.
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15 Aug 2002
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I believe that the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world is Ben Bova — Ray Bradbury
A splendid book . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. — Arthur C. Clarke on MARS
Extraordinary . . . this kind of story is the reason science fiction exists in the first place. — Orson Scott Card on MARS
One of sci-fi's great contemporary writers...Ben Bova writes good, authentic science — Huddersfield Daily Examiner
An epic space novel by an award-winning SF scribe — Books Magazine
Return to Mars is an entertaining read, a good example of the bread and butter of the genre — Vector on RETURN TO MARS
Another attention-grabbing entry in a series that continues to grow in stature ,scope and complexity.Once again,Bova in top form. — kirkus reviews
Slick pacing,techincally competent. — dreamberry
Bova is a masterful storyteller and the narrative is compelling, almost hypnotic — Vector on THE ROCK RATS