Return to the Red Planet as the saga of Terraforming Mars continues, in a sweeping science fiction thriller of planetary progress, set in the universe of the award-winning boardgame
In the 26th century, Mars is thriving: the huge crater made by the crashed moon of Deimos is now a vast domed city, buzzing with industry and a burgeoning Martian-born and immigrant workforce. Ecoline scientist Mel Erdan is at the forefront of vital research to feed and maintain Mars’ increasing population. But when her viral enhancer transforms lush green plants into a blackened swathe of dead crops, it triggers a wave of violent unrest across Deimos City, and Mel is accused of deliberately sabotaging Mars’ fragile viability. With resources rapidly dwindling, conspiracy theories flying, and criminal gangs rioting, Mel must prove her innocence, uncover the truth, and revitalise Mars’ harvest before it’s too late – for everyone.
Jane Killick is an author and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including Stasis Leaked Complete, a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.
Publisher: Aconyte (November 1, 2022)
Length: 512 pages
Raves and Reviews
“This is a very strong book. Mars has been the subject of many books written about it, and for me this felt just as good as Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, and frankly is Hugo material.”
– Big Geordie Geek, on In the Shadow of Deimos
“In the Shadow of Deimos is a fantastic tale for anyone who is looking for a fix of Terraforming Mars without the time to play the game, or a good sci-fi story about survival.”
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