Do you dream of Mars? From NASA to SpaceX to the Mars Society and beyond, visionaries and engineers are reaching for the Red Planet. People across the Earth have volunteered for a one-way trip. Today, you can only take the journey in science fiction. Would you go?
The colony’s psychologist just walked out an airlock to her death. Despite the tragedy, Emma Winters takes a one-way trip to Mars, leaving Earth forever to join a tiny colony on the vast Tharsis Plain.
With settlers plagued by crippling sickness and deadly accidents, she must discover the truth before the hostile planet kills them all.
Continue reading through generations. The complete five-book series is available on Amazon.com at https://amzn.to/32nWpAZ. (1/12/19)
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Six days ago, wise-cracking astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. NASA thnks he died, and it looks like they may be right after all. Watney faces the real Mars, and the most unexpected but believable things go wrong. He has to be McGuiver-in-space to survive, and how he grows potatoes – well, no spoilers here. You’ll have to read the book to find out. Even if you saw the movie and know how this ends, you’ve got to read the book. Available on Amazon.com at https://amzn.to/2AExFZ6. 1/12/19
How can a colony on Mars survive when humans bring the greatest danger to the planet with them?
Contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage after a storm, and the fifty-four colonists are presumed dead. But someone is still alive. Read my full recommendation here. Highly popular, and the entire trilogy is available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2VLjJWu 1/12/19
Colony on Mars Box Set gives you all five books at a bargain price. Join the colony with the first twelve settlers in our near-future. A second colony arrives, but settlers are abandoned by Earth. Read on! Each book follows a different Martian in a different generation as they explore, prospect, struggle against the planet, and at times against each other. Someday real settlers will tell stories like these. Available on Amazon.com at https://amzn.to/2M1VOgK 1/12/19
Eager for some non-fiction about a Mars colony? Try this daring new blueprint, Mars Direct. Read how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; produce fuel and oxygen on the planet’s surface with natural Martian resources; build bases and settlements; and how we can one day terraform Mars. Available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2SOiQKy. 1/12/19.
Would you prefer to get your non-fiction wrapped in a story? Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second man to walk on the Moon, is a huge proponent of going to Mars. In Encounter with Tiber, he joins with John Barnes to cast his real-life ideas as a science fiction story for fans of space travel and colonization. It’s a long book with two related stories framed by a future historian’s voyage to the planet Tiber. The book loves technology and will interrupt the action to indulge, so this is Hard Scifi. You’ll love it or hate it, and that says more about what you enjoy than about the book. Available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2M4GIay. 1/12/19
If you’re going to Mars, you need to know where you are. Here are two globes from Sky and Telescope, so they’re as accurate as NASA images, and look at all the labels! Follow your favorite Mars heroes anywhere they go.
For you Do-It-Yourselfers, here’s a free download of a Mars globe skin. Print it out and glue or tape it to your own ball, like I did below. Available from the United States Geological Survey.
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