The Sunborn

The Sunborn

Gregory Benford

Synopsis of The Sunborn

The first manned mission to Mars has been a resounding success, and excitement grows as more new discoveries are made. However, one discovery continues to defy rational explanation - the 'marsmat' - a complex anaerobic life-form found in the planet's honeycomb of tunnels. This raises questions about the nature and meaning of life itself which will lead the curious and the driven to Pluto and beyond, to the cold void at the fringes of the solar system.

Reviews of The Sunborn


You can always count on several things in a Benford novel. Scrupulous scientific rigor made limpidly transparent. Speculative steps beyond the best current information into uncharted but plausible territory. And the combination of these two factors to produce the classic SF sense of wonder. -- Paul Di Filippo,

Prepare to be awed, this is one of the most imaginative, innovative sci/fi tales I have read lately. -- Sandy Amazeen, Monsters and Critics

This sequel contains a wonderful story line on the vast possibilities of alternate life forms in the solar system. -- Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner's Review Archive