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Marooned on Mars

by Lester del Rey

Cover artist unknown

Publisher: Paperback Library

Pub year: 1967

Cover price: 50¢


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Cover tagline

Slowly the rodent-like creatures of the Red Planet advanced toward Chuck Svensen...

Back cover text

Journey into danger!

Determined to be on the first rocket flight from the moon to Mars, stowaway Chuck Svensen endangers the experiment by hiding on board the Eros

His worst fears are realized when he discovers that his presence means less food and fuel for the rest of the crew. And when the Eros crash-lands on the strange Red Planet, Chuck takes it upon himself to bring the ship safely back to the moon.

From his first encounter with the menacing rodent-like Martian creatures, to the startling climax in the weird catacombs of a ruined civilization, here is science-fiction at its bizarre best!

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Interior text

Chuck Svensen's dangerous first flight from the Moon to the Red Planet threatens to be his very last!

Because he was a stowaway on the first rocket flight from the Moon to Mars, Chuck knew he had added peril to the journey. After the ship is forced to crash-land on Mars, he takes it upon himself to save the crew if the expedition from destruction.

When a swarm of rodent-like Martian creatures advances on him, Chuck must decide whether they are friend or foe. He knows that one false move could plunge the galaxy into cosmic war!

Marooned on Mars is a story of bizarre adventure amid the ruins of a long-lost civilization. It is truly science-fiction at its most exciting best — with a shocker of a surprise ending!