Red Thunder by John Varley

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Seven suburban misfits are constructing a spaceship out of old tanker cars. The plan is to beat the Chinese to Mars--in under four days at three million miles an hour. It would be history in the making if it didn't sound so insane.


 

About John Varley

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John Varley has won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his work.
 
Published April 27, 2004 by Ace. 415 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Three months after Ray and company return to Mars, a fleet from Earth invades, then questions Ray, Travis and the others concerning Jubal’s whereabouts.

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Publishers Weekly

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While the Chinese and other Americans head to Mars the long way, the team works feverishly to build a spaceworthy craft, because although they all want Americans to land on Mars first, a more pressing reason for their visit to the red planet arises.

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SF Site

ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: The Golden Globe SF Site Review: The Golden Globe John Varley Tribute Site A review by Cindy Lynn Speer Advertisement "How do we go about building a space ship on pocket change?"

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SF Signal

Up until that point, I was going to give this book a 3, but actually keeping me up because I can’t put the book down is worth something, right?

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Boing Boing

Indeed, a quick browse through Boing Boing's archives turned up this (incomplete) set of links to my YA section, the young adult books I've loved and blogged here -- most of them are not available on the science fiction shelves of your local store, only in the YA section:.

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Strange Horizons

Monday: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson, reviewed by Paul KincaidWednesday: The Shore by Sara Taylor, reviewed by Nina AllanFriday: Inside a Silver Box by Walter Mosley, reviewed by Andy Sawyer.

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