Mars, Inc. The Billionaire’s Club
Baen Publishing Enterprises
P.O. Box 1403, Riverdale, NY 10471
9781476780665, $7.99, www.amazon.com
“Mars, Inc. The Billionaire’s Club” blasts off in a realistic plot that is a first class science fiction thrill ride. Art Thrasher, a very wealthy man, has a very low opinion of anything that government does. He decides that private enterprise can do a much better job of sending a manned mission to Mars than NASA. He decides to enlist the aid of several billionaires to fund a private mission to the red planet. Along the way he has to deal with sabotage of the mission, government red tape, finding a launch site and lots more in a wonderful story of the near future. Bova is one of the best writers of science fiction and “Mars, Inc. The Billionaire’s Club” is a perfect example of why.