Starbound, by Haldeman, Joe

A few years ago Joe Haldeman wrote a Heinlein-inspired coming-of-age novel about a young woman who traveled with her family to Mars where she became embroiled in an alien plot to control humanity. Carmen Dula, the young girl, became a pariah in the eyes of some, and a hero in the eyes of others when the conflict reached a head – ostensibly because of Carmen's failure – and the aliens struck out and nearly destroyed the Earth. Haldeman's newest novel is called Starbound. It's t[…]

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