First On Mars by Rex Gordon

First On Mars

After reading “The Martian” (soon to be a major motion picture) I was interest to read this book from 1957, which mines the same subject.. An astronaut (Gordon Holder) crashes on Mars and has to survive until someone (or something) saves him. It’s a pulp fiction, but authors in the 1950s knew how to write better, which offsets some of the bad science. In 1964 a movie was made: “Robinson Crusoe on Mars“, which used a lot of elements of this book.

Stanley Bennett Hough (The author’s real name) wrote a fun old-time Science Fiction tale that probably doesn’t hold up too well for the modern reader, but I miss this matter-of-fact writing style in modern SF.
201 pages


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