by Gregory Benford
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1841491764
Date: 05 May, 2005 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A new novel from Greg Benford, one of SF's most respected hard science writers.
The first manned mission to Mars has been a resoundign success, and excitement grows as new discoveries are made. However, one dicovery continues to defy rational explanation - the "marsmat" - a complex anaerobic life-form found in the planet's honeycomb of tunnels.
This raises questions about the nature of life itself which will lead the curious and the driven to Pluto and beyond, to the cold void at the fringes of the solar system.