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The Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives, Vol. 3
Joe Samachson, Arthur Cazeneuve
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Satan Burger
Carlton Mellick III
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Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson The first novel in a trilogy about the colonization of Mars, the book is well-written, but occasionally drawn out with pseudo-scientific (and actual scientific) exposition. The book is also a bit dated in terms of politics, specifically with the stereotypical Soviet/Russian communists, though somewhat ahead of its time in looking at Muslim/Arabic views.There are a lot of interesting plot points, but many of them require a degree to fully appreciate. This probably isn't the best science fiction novel for the casual reader, but a proper SF fan, versed in Asimov, Clarke and Bear, will probably appreciate it a lot more.