Beachhead



BeachheadSam Houston Kellington Had From Boyhood Known That He Would Someday Fly To Mars But What Children Dream Of Is Often Far Different In Reality From What One Could Ever Imagine Having Been Chosen As One Of A Select Crew Kelligan Does Go To Mars, Only To Be Marooned With A Crippled Spacecraft, Afflicted With A Debilitating Illness, And Abandoned By Crewmates Aided By One Brave Woman Kelligan Must Somehow Find A Way To Survive The Rigors Of The Hostile Planet And Return To Earth Before The Members Of The First Manned Mission To Mars Have All Succumbed.

John Stewart Williamson who wrote as Jack Williamson and occasionally under the pseudonym Will Stewart was a U.S writer often referred to as the Dean of Science Fiction.

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  • Paperback
  • Beachhead
  • Jack Williamson
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780812513080

10 thoughts on “Beachhead

  1. Ken Bickley says:

    The author said he wrote this novel after visiting Biosphere 2, the domed environment center built in the Arizona desert to test human ability to live in such conditions over a long time span That original experiment came to grief, of course, not because of technological failure, but because of human failure Personality conflicts and basic human nature made it impossible for 8 people to stay contained in the dome for 2 years Just so, this fictional account of a brave attempt to begin a Mars colony suffered the same problems The book has it all action, adventure, conflict, sex a bit too much , romance, betrayal, etc I found it one of the most gripping science fiction novels I ve ever read Not only that, but the hero, Sam Houston Kelligan, is a good old fabulously rich boy from ri...

  2. Justin says:

    Good Mars first colonization story, but not as good as Red Mars, Moving Mars, or The Martian Still a fun quick read.

  3. Christopher says:

    I don t remember this one too well, as I read it than twenty years ago It was and still is my first Jack Williamson This is from very late in his career He was from the old school pre 1950 , and some of that creeps in here, although he keeps the story reasonably true to the age There are some interesting ideas, and other ideas that are pretty implausible I remember the plotting was very much in the soap opera style lots of emphasis on Texas, big oil, manly men and big money I thought it was like the TV series Dallas set in space This is sci ...

  4. Jirnsum says:

    Well paced story The gullibility of the people back on Earth is somewhat unbelievable in places Was good enough to revisit a couple of years after I first read it.

  5. Caron says:

    I love science fiction What can I say

  6. Keith Bell says:

    While not the best Mars story it was fun to read a 2nd time.

  7. Charles JunkChuck says:

    Not the best Williamson I ve read, but you could do worse than spending a few hours on this adventure He was a master, and it shows.

  8. Doug Conrad says:

    Pretty good.

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