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Red Lightning (2006)
by John Varley
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The son of one of the first men to fly to Mars and back, Ray Garcia-Strickland is now a disgruntled Martian, tired of the Red Planet's overdevelopment and the gravity-dependent tourist Earthies. But that doesn't stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a massive tsunami. Living high on his father's glory was okay, but now Ray must literally come down to Earth-and solve one of its greatest mysteries.
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""Mars sucks." And if anyone's allowed to say it, Ray Garcia-Strickland is, since his father, Manny, was one of the first men to set foot there. Back in the day, Manny joined forces with a former astronaut and his genius cousin to build a spaceship out of tanker cars and fly it to Mars and back. All to see the red planet become an overdeveloped vacation wonderland for Earthies ..." "Ray's father is now the manager of the Red Thunder, one of the swankiest hotels on Mars. And Ray has seen his share of gravity-dependent Earthies. Which doesn't stop him from fearing the worst when Earth is struck by an unknown object, causing a massive tsunami. Living high on his father's glory was okay, but now Ray must literally come down to Earth - and help solve one of its greatest mysteries."--BOOK JACKET.
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