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Mars, Inc.
Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire's Club | Ben Bova
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How do you get to the Red Planet? Not via a benighted government program trapped in red tape and bound by budget constrictions, thats for sure. No, what it will take is a helping of adventure, science, corporate powerplays, a generous dollop of seductionboth in and out of the boardroomand money, money, money! Art Thrasher knows this. He is a man with a driving vision: send humans to Mars. The government has utterly failed, but Thrasher has got the plan to accomplish such a feat: form a _club or billionaires to chip in one billion a year until the dream is accomplished. But these are men and women who are tough cookies, addicted to a profitable bottom-line, and disdainful of pie-in-the-sky dreamers who want to use their cash to make somebody elses dreams come true. But Thrasher is different from the other dreamers in an important regarhes a billionaire himself, and the president of a successful company. But its going to take all his wiles as a captain of industry and master manipulator of business and capital to overcome setbacks and sabotageand get a rocket full of scientist, engineers, visionaries, and dreamers on their way to the Red Planet. The man for the job has arrived. Art Thrasher is prepared to do whatever it takes to humans on Marsor die trying! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Mars, Inc.: _. . .perfectly enjoyable as an SF book (could Bova write anything that wasnt enjoyable?), Mars, Inc. has that torn-from-the-headline vibe thats obviously intended for a larger audience. . . . the bottom line? Mars, Inc. has inspiration, excitement, thrills, romance, a dash of satirand is a good, fun read . . . .ӾAnalog "The Hugo winner returns to his most popular subject: the quest for Mars."Publishers Weekly
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I don't say this often, but I HATED this book! I HATED everything about it. I HATED the 50s American white male exceptionalism attitude. I HATED that each female character was introduced by describing her breast size and how her legs and ass looks in a skirt/dress. I HATED the pig of a main character, who used his two divorces as an excuse to treat women like dirt, to use them then toss them aside when he was bored. Continued in comments ⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 Bova has written some great novels, but this is a racist, sexist mess. I can't think of one good thing to say about it. 6mo
CampbellTaraL Oof. Between your reaction and the book's description... This one doesn't stand a chance on Litsy, that's for sure. 6mo
Lizpixie Wow. Guess I‘ll be avoiding this one like the plague(or like covid😋) 6mo
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PaperbackPirate Tell us how you really feel! 😂 Too bad we can‘t stack to a list of books to avoid on here. 6mo
The_Book_Ninja What a review! You savaged that book😂 6mo
DivineDiana Won‘t go near this one! 6mo
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