Marsquake!: Mars Year One

Marsquake!: Mars Year One

by Brad Strickland, Thomas E. Fuller
     
 
A Startling Discovery

The colony is racing to complete its deep drilling project on the shoulders of Olympus Mons to tap the underlying heat of Mars for power generation. When an unexpected underground cavity collapses, a devastating quake damages a number of the buildings in the colony, most vitally some of the greenhouses in which food is grown.

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A Startling Discovery

The colony is racing to complete its deep drilling project on the shoulders of Olympus Mons to tap the underlying heat of Mars for power generation. When an unexpected underground cavity collapses, a devastating quake damages a number of the buildings in the colony, most vitally some of the greenhouses in which food is grown.

The scramble to repair and rebuild the greenhouses becomes critical, but their food source is nothing compared to what is found in some of the previously undiscovered lava tubes and caves that lead far below the Martian surface....

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Children's Literature
At the beginning of this third adventure in the "Mars Year One" series, Sean is just finishing out his sentence for breaking the rules in the last "Mars Year One" novel. After having been confined to his quarters for the last six months, Sean is anxious for a chance to get back on the surface of the planet; this leads him to volunteer for the colonists' exploration of a nearby cavern system. Since becoming cut-off from Earth, the colony has become plagued by a combination of old hatreds and racial biases. The exploration serves the dual-purpose of keeping people busy and also finding out more about nearby resources. This is especially important, as tensions are running high in this third adventure. An appealing mixture of science, social issues, and action adventure, this story is well-written example of science-fiction at its almost-best, including a gripping and satisfying plot. The characters, in particular the protagonist Sean, remain likeable and very human, as each one has a unique combination of abilities, faults and frailties. 2005, Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, Ages 8 to 12.
—Laura Ruttig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689864025
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
01/25/2005
Series:
Mars Year One Series, #3
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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