2032. The human race has established colonies on Mars. For years Dr. Alwyn Stafford researched its biggest mystery: Did life evolve on the Red Planet? The answer, excpet for simple, long-dead microorganisms, was no.

Now retired, Stafford stubbornly continues his quest. Rumors say he's been going farther than ever before into the Martian deserts.

Then he goes out and doesn't return. As the search for him grows, it becomes apparent that the old man found something that will forever change humanity's place in the cosmos....

Genre: Science Fiction
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"A realistic and exciting view of the future presence of humans on Mars." - Arthur C Clarke


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Hardback Editions

June 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mars Underground
Author(s): William K Hartmann
ISBN: 0-312-86342-X / 978-0-312-86342-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

February 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mars Underground
Author(s): William K Hartmann
ISBN: 0-8125-8039-7 / 978-0-8125-8039-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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