"An engaging story. . . . Anyone who wants an insider’s look at America’s space program or a glimpse of its strengths and weaknesses will enjoy Managing Martians."
"A compelling account of what went on behind the scenes to make Pathfinder and Sojourner such a success."
–Space Views, the online publication of Space Exploration
"Describing [Sojourner’s] wonders, Shirley is part proud parent, part car salesman, and part stand-up comic."
"This book will certainly appeal to anyone who has ever misstepped, anyone who has ever been uncertain, and anyone of any age who still dreams of reaching beyond the horizon."
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)