In the highly anticipated new novel by John Varley, "one of the genre's most accomplished storytellers" (Publishers Weekly), a manned mission to Mars becomes a personal mission for an unlikely bunch of astronauts: seven suburban misfits who have constructed a spaceship built out of old tanker cars and held together with all-American ambition. They call her Red Thunder. They plan to be the first people on the Red Planet...despite China's big head start. If it didn't sound so crazy, it would be history in the making...
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Review: Red Thunder (Thunder and Lightning #1)User Review - Joe - Goodreads
Good, old fashioned Heinlein-esque space opera. A couple of shout-outs, including one to Carl Hiaasen were found. Read full review
Review: Red Thunder (Thunder and Lightning #1)User Review - Farhan - Goodreads
Varley takes an implausible scenario, two college students who are wannabe astronauts, stumble across an ex-astronaut who is now washed up after his drinking problems. The ex-astronaut's cousin is a ... Read full review