Bantam Books, 1993 - 549 ページ
It is a world shrouded in mystery - a planet pocked by meteors, baked by ultraviolet light, and covered by endless deserts the color of dried blood. To this harsh and unforgiving planet travel the twenty-five astronauts of the international Mars mission. Now, as the landers touch down and the base dome is inflated and the robotic explorers are sent aloft, they must somehow come together in a struggle of discovery and survival. Battling deadly meteor showers, subzero temperatures, and a mysterious 'Mars virus', these intrepid explorers are on their way to the most incredible and shocking discovery of all. Epic in scope, unparalleled in execution, 'Mars' is an unforgettable portrait of space, politics, science, and humanity that captures for all time the mystery and wonder of an alien frontier.