by Raymond Z. Gallun
Reviewed date: 2013 Dec 9
Rating: 2
240 pages
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A small Mars colony struggles to survive when Earth, too focused on its own problems, stops sending supplies. Renewed interest is sparked on Earth when two colonists break all the rules and have a baby: Timothy Davis Barlow.

That interest wanes, and by the time Timothy is a teenager, the colony is in crisis once again. Timothy manages to travel to Earth, where he tries to convince the world to support the Martian colonization effort. Later, on Mars, Timothy steals a rover and, in a crazy stunt, circumnavigates the planet--transmitting his speeches and rants to Earth periodically.

It's not a great book. Too boring.

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