Marooned on Mars
|Marooned On Mars|
|Author||Lester del Rey|
|Cover artist||Paul Orban|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Publisher||John C. Winston|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Marooned on Mars is a 1952 juvenile science fiction novel by Lester Del Rey. Illustrations in the first edition are by Alex Schomburg. It was originally commissioned as one of the first five volumes in the Winston Science Fiction series published by the John C. Winston company.
Chuck Svenson, a seventeen-year-old living on the Moon, is chosen to be one of six crewmembers of the first spaceship to travel to Mars. His juvenile status keeps him from being allowed to take the position, once his age is discovered. He boards as a stowaway, and is accepted by the other crew upon discovery. The Mars landing is a disaster, damaging the ship. While attempting to repair the ship, the crew encounter aliens, who abduct Chuck without harming him. The crew learns that the aliens are friendly, and want the crew to be able to return to the Moon.
- "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, November 1952, p.154
- Marooned on Mars at the Internet Science Fiction database
- Marooned on Mars in the University of Delaware Library "Aliens & Others" special collection
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