Trying to remember book title... dead astronaut on martian landscape was the jacket

UnatcoAgent

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Any ideas?

Sci fi novel, on the front there was a dead astronaut lying in the sand on some kind of martian landscape, his skull sticking out of the helmet, almost mummified. Can't...remember.... gah!
 

IronWing

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Mars is an Even Harsher Mistress?

My Favorite Dead Martian?

Windshield Dings Are Nothing to Fool Around With?
 
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l0cke

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I told the guys setting up the Mars rover not to inflate tires to max sidewall psi! Now look what happened!
 

effowe

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Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan

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You get the gold star.
 

OutHouse

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great book, i read that in the 8th grade.

another SCI-FI book i wish i could remember is about a girl who is in a house after a nucular war. for some reason her house is not in a radiation zone a safe island if you will. some guy in a radiation suit finds her and the one thing i remember how much of a big deal it was to make sweet tea because she couldn't get anymore.

anybody have any ideas what book i am talking about? its in the same class as Inherit the stars.
 

lokiju

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great book, i read that in the 8th grade.

another SCI-FI book i wish i could remember is about a girl who is in a house after a nucular war. for some reason her house is not in a radiation zone a safe island if you will. some guy in a radiation suit finds her and the one thing i remember how much of a big deal it was to make sweet tea because she couldn't get anymore.

anybody have any ideas what book i am talking about? its in the same class as Inherit the stars.

Almost strikes on a element of Alas, Babylon, but while there is a little girl in the book, she's a pretty small part.
 

Kadarin

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The whole Giants series is pretty good, and the novels get a bit more sophisticated as you go on past the original three into Entoverse and Mission to Minerva. Hogan is a decent author in general if you're looking for some easily accessible and enjoyable SF, without expecting a whole lot of depth (that you would get from Peter F. Hamilton, for example).