In this week’s episode of Planetary Radio, Emily Lakdawalla talks about and reads an excerpt from Generation Mars: Scratching the Surface. Check it out! (at 11:05)
The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla publishes an annual list of recommended children’s books about space. Scratching the Surface made it onto this year’s list!
I’m honored to be included with all these other great titles.
Look what came today!
Scratching the Surface comes out in paperback August 30, available for pre-order now.
The Kindle version is available now. If you already have it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.
Big news! The paperback version of Scratching the Surface comes out August 30! It’s available for pre-order starting today.
In the meantime, the Kindle version is available now.
The Kindle version of Scratching the Surface is out! To celebrate, I am offering it free all day Sunday, August 18! Grab your copy and, if so inclined, leave a review after reading it.
Paperback coming soon!
For some time now, I’ve been puzzling over where to place Dawn Colony on the surface of Mars. Here is the description of the landscape around the colony from Scratching the Surface: Continue reading “Where on Mars?”
Check out the latest pre-release review of Scratching the Surface! Thank you for the kind words, Mrs. Fig.
“GENERATION MARS fills the “hard science fiction” hole in early middle grade bookshelves…I hope this book will hook some of our young readers (and parents) who aren’t as easily entertained by the silly stuff.”
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE, Book 1 of the GENERATION MARS series, is a coming of age story set on Mars. Thank you to Douglas Meredith, who sent me an advance copy of his book when I reached out to Twitter...
A while back I posted about how the writing of science fiction is a race with the progress of science. Here’s a perfect example: where is Dawn Colony? I’ve been hesitant to place it at a specific location on Mars because the more specific I get, the more likely it is I’ll be wrong. Perhaps they live near the southern end of one of the study areas mentioned in this article.
I’m open to other suggestions.
The Subsurface Water Ice Mapping project is currently studying large expanses of the northern hemisphere of Mars to identify potential shallow water-ice resources. Work is focused in the four outlined regions, all of which exhibit evidence of ice such as Lineated Valley Fill (LVF) and Lobate Debris Aprons (LDA). Credit: Gareth Morgan