Red Thunder, Volume 1

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Ace Books, 2003 - Fiction - 411 pages
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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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User Review  - ChrisRiesbeck - LibraryThing

Red Thunder is the Heinlein juvenile for those who, like me, would like to like Have Spacesuit Will Travel or Rocketship Galileo, but find them too annoying. A bunch of young adults -- adult enough to ... Read full review

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User Review  - cajela - LibraryThing

Woohoo! A terrific Heinleinesque romp, with a group of teens banding together with an idiot savant backwoods physics genius and his ex-astronaut caretaker and cousin to build a spaceship and go to ... Read full review


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John Varley is the author of the Gaean Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Red Thunder, and Mammoth. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his work.

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