"Jim Bell has compiled a book of photos that puts
"[A] stunning portfolio of robotic snapshots that capture
"The crystalline photographs can't help but impress."
"The quality and volume of photos coming back from Spirit and Opportunity far exceeds anything that has come back from Mars before."
"Postcards from Mars is a coffee-table book of fabulous photos that also includes the compelling human story behind the successful Spirit and Opportunity rovers. . . . Postcards From Mars is a handsome gift book, and an excellent tool to jumpstart imaginitive trips to Mars and discussions of space exploration and settlement with family, friends, and coworkers. Highly recommended."
"[Bell] tells the story of preparing the spacecraft for launch and of the rovers' arrival on Mars in an unconventional tone, with just the right mix of detail and personal point of view. . . . The quality of the printing is high, reproducing intense colors, dramatic shadows, and fine details."
"Awe-inspiring. . . . Exquisite detail. . . . Glorious."
"This superbly produced set of photographs is a spine-tingling preview of the dramatic landscape that future humans will one day explore in person.
Jim Bell has put together a beautiful, inspiring, and powerful book."
"Bell's informed, impassioned impressions of Mars enhance the vicarious thrill of this unique travelogue. For an armchair space traveler, here is a fantasy realized."
—Dava Sobel, author of
Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, and The Planets
"Postcards From Mars is a masterpiece.