Eighteen-year-old Melinda Ashley never wanted to go to Mars. she had her life all planned outmarry ross and become a teacher. but when her estranged father convinces her to take an interplanetary vacation, she finds herself tempted to leave behind her comfortable existence on earth. Mars isnt at all what she expected, and when she meets Alex preston, a second-generation Martian colonist, she finds herself on a surprising new path. sylvia engdahls classic novel has been revised and updated by the author to reflect new discoveries and research about Mars.Engdahl, Sylvia is the author of 'Journey Between Worlds ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780142408285 and ISBN 014240828X.