If you think a book about space and Mars would be predictable, think again.
Oxygen is a truly thrilling space thriller and Ingermanson's and Olson's best book. The story is about four astronauts who are sent to Mars a mission that is disastrous from the start. Everything starts out on the wrong foot and it's one thing after another. A mysterious bomb explodes and causes one of them to enter a coma. Then a strange form of bacteria is discovered on board. And so on and so forth.
The exciting part of it is its unpredictability. Having that many problems happen at one time isn't very realistic but in this setting it isn't a big deal.
The characters are well developed and interesting to watch and at times, they make the story slightly comedic. The worst part about the book is a slightly cheesy ending, but all in all, it’s really good and leaves room for a good sequel.
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