'A real space novel that predicts many of the problems that will confront the men and women who actually make the trip sometime around 2020'
'Extraordinary . . . MARS succeeds as scientific exploration, as adventure story, as a mythic tale'
'There used to be only one Mars and it belonged to Edgar Rice Burroughs . . . Now Ben Bova has landed, with a new pair of eyes, and Mars is brand new again'
'a splendid book . . . of his many books, MARS must be the most important'
'Gripping, realistic - don't miss it'