One Day on Mars (One Day on Mars Series #1)

One Day on Mars (One Day on Mars Series #1)

by Travis S. Taylor

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1. This is the real thing—science fiction written by a real scientist who is also a gifted writer, following in the footsteps of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Sheffield, and other top-selling scientist-authors.

2. Like Travis’s Warp Speed, this new novel has a rapid-fire story action and suspense. At the same time, cutting-edge science is deftly incorporated into the story, in the tradition of Larry Niven, Robert A. Heinlein, James P. Hogan, and other masters of real science fiction.

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It’s 24 on Mars: a nonstop futuristic thrill-ride, all in one day, through the critical events which were the breaking point for the underclass of Martian citizens and precipitated a revolution to break the Martian colonists free from the formidable Sol System government. The formerly red planet—now in danger of again becoming red, blood red—would never be the same, nor would the human race. It was one day that changed the course of history for the Solar System, raging from hand-to-hand combat to piloted armored mecha suits clashing to an enormous space battle, with dedicated heroes on both sides of the conflict wondering if they were doing the right thing—and if they would live to see another day. And wondering, as well, if the spark of this new war, that would eventually reach across whole star systems, would bring them peace One Day on Mars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416591573
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Series: One Day on Mars Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 372,900
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 4.16(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Travis S. Taylor—“Doc” Taylor to his friends—has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville; a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. In his copious spare time, Doc Travis is also a black belt martial artist, a private pilot, a SCUBA diver, has raced mountain bikes, competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands. He currently lives in Alabama with his wife Karen, and their daughter.

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One Day on Mars (One Day on Mars Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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thombr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I struggled a bit to finish this one, and certainly won't be picking up the sequels. There was just too much action, described in far too much detail. Lite on character development and plot.
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FrEdgar More than 1 year ago
Saw Mr. Taylor on a Discovery Channel show and decided to give one of his books a try, my mistake. The book is an escalating series of space battles and land skirmishes that allow Taylor to kill off a large cast of two-dimensional characters in various acts of valiant self-sacrifice. Reading the book is the rough equivalent of listening to someone tell you about playing Halo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much Travis S Taylor does a very good job of telling the story of some of the people of Mars revolting aganist Earth using comparsions of our own history to show how people still repeat it. but that is just the begining. In this story you will be following the day of several characters in one day on Mars during a war. The ending may suprise you. Although I did enjoy this book I like his writhig beter when he joins with John Ringo for some realy great books.
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Ishmedagan More than 1 year ago
Just discovered this author. Now I will have to get his other books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Talk about non-stop action, and while still being REAL SF! Mechas that make sense, spaceships, fighters, grunts, and political manuvering. Could not put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most exciting books I've read since Robotech and Battletech stuff! I loved it and can't wait for the next one!!! I'll have to try Taylor's other books now.