By Ben Bova
Jamie Waterman stumbled on the cliff living on Mars, and the truth that an clever race lived at the crimson planet sixty-five million years in the past, basically to be pushed into extinction by means of the crash of a large meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself lower than chance of extinction, because the ultraconservative New Morality circulation earnings regulate of the U.S. govt and cuts off all investment for the Mars program.
Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who used to be pushed from his college put up by way of unproven fees of rape, has began to dig up the is still of a Martian village. technology and politics conflict on worlds as Jamie desperately attempts to save lots of the Mars software and discover who the vanished Martians were.
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