It wasn’t until I was done reading this that I discovered it’s actually several short stories put together. When I learned that, it made more sense. Still, it’s hard to go wrong with rocket cars and Martian real estate.

From the cover: Mr. Fisk Centers has it made: a personal fortune of three million dollars enables him, at the tender ages of 50, to take an early retirement and enjoy all the comforts 21st-century Earth has to offer. Then he gets a call from Mars Ltd. offering him a real-estate deal that sounds too good to be true. It is.