"In a bid to divert attention from the atrocities of Apartheid, South Africa sends a team of world-renowned scientists to the moon for a year of make-believe research. However the spaceship, unable to make its moon landing, also fails to make re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. Catapulted back into space, the fate of four space travellers seems certain, and fatal.
Until the spaceship finally and unexpectedly lands... on Mars. What the travelers find, however, is dramatically at odds with what was previously known about this planet. What's more, there is life on Mars, and it's not happy with what it's heard about Earth." From the blurb.
The book has been signed on the title page by what appears to be the author, although the signature is unverified.
Condition is good, with clear signs of previous use, but little to no remarkable damage or wear.