This collection of three novellas chronicles the dramatic events from the founding of the first Martian colony in the middle of the 21st century to the first election of the Martian Republic in the 22nd century.
From Vermont to Mars tells the story of ecological disasters on Earth that are the catalysts for the first emigrants to head to Mars.
The Red Planet Murders continues the story by telling a compelling tale of murder and the reluctant investigator, Achilles "Ace" Sloan, who must solve the crime amid social unrest on Mars.
The Martian Republic describes the political struggle between warring factions on Mars leading up to the first presidential election.
Together the three novellas are a sweeping cautionary tale of a grand social and economic experiment on Mars.
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The red planet
The first novella is form Vermont to Mars. It is a small town in rural Vermont who is about to have a large development built on protected land. Follow a 71-year-old man’s journey to save this land. All while this is happening his daughter has decided to break off her engagement and go to Mars to teach.
So realistic it's scary
- William Simon