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By tjt1961 on 27-09-16
Dated but enjoyable
Would you consider the audio edition of The Sands of Mars to be better than the print version?
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sands of Mars?
The discussion between the main character Martin Gibson (a Science Fiction writer) and a space liner crew member about how science fiction can become dated. This seems like an aside to the reader as the author will have known how true this is.
Any additional comments?
This was written in 1951 and is set in a future time (Wikipedia reckons it is set in the 1990s) so you need to read it with that in mind - there are few computers, and no hand held computers, they valves in the radio sets and people still using typewriters in a time where there are nuclear rockets and colonies on Mars and the Moon.
It is a simple story but one I have always enjoyed reading, I enjoyed listening to it also.
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