Red Menace: The Martian Resistance Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : August 18, 2020
- File size : 3940 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 467 pages
- Publisher : Noetic Quest (August 18, 2020)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08G7LNBTK
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08GB1MKFY
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #259,578 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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With space travel actually happening now, the action of Mark’s new novel becomes more credible – and a bit ominous in the possible resultant concepts. After tempting the reader with visions of life on Mars in the Prologue, the story opens with an atmosphere describing the red planet – ‘Ara kept quiet while riding inside her all-terrain auto. Her backpack rested in her lap and her gloved hands rested on top. Her gloves and backpack matched her darkened street clothes, all of which matched the sparse Martian terrain – reddish-brown. However, the terrain was hard to see given the time of night. She looked towards the Arsai Mons extraction and pumping facility. Within the spanning network of buildings, the machinery chewed up the Martian regolith and fed the fluids down to Daedalia. One day, she would destroy the facility. Maybe then the Earthers would relinquish control to those who deserved it – the citizens of Daedalia. Tonight, she would merely steal the structural schematics.’
Painting a scene so well equipped to puncture a hole in disbelief is a quality that marks the prose of this fine author. He provides a seductive summary of where the story will lead – ‘In the year 2026, the first humans traveled to Mars. Soon after, additional people traversed the expanse, their trek times decreased thanks to advances in propulsion. Then in the late 2030s, A.I. systems radically altered space travel by unlocking the secrets of gravity, thus cutting the travel time from six months to six hours. With this new travel technology, humans emigrate to Mars by the millions, forming cities and governments, and eventually the Martian Federation. All the while, Earth maintains tight control over its multitrillion-dollar investment. Mars resents this, but with their survival dependent on Earth, they unwillingly concede. Over time, scores of Martians demand secession. By the 2070s, rebel groups form The Resistance and start attacking Earther facilities and personnel. For Ara Elio, a Martian native, this opposition movement has no personal meaning. However, an unexpected event will thrust her into the eye of the rising red storm.’
Capitalizing on contemporary hunger for implications of the future of space travel, Mark has succeeded in writing a fascinating, and possibly predictive, story. In doing so, he not only has created an entertaining story, but also offers some insights as to the implications and complications of interplanetary habitation! Highly recommended. Grady Harp, October 20
In this futuristic novel, the battle between love and hate takes the form of a fight between Martians and the inhabitants of Earth. After a series of innovations in technology and discoveries in the field of space travels, Mars has been fully colonized. By the year 2070, millions of people have travelled to the red planet and have created cities and the Martian Federation. Martian natives resent the tight control planet Earth still has over Mars and create The Resistance. Ara Elio, the protagonist of this story, gets involved in this battle, which will change her life after it becomes personal.
What I liked the most about this book is that it has a perfect blending of science fiction and romance. It is excellently written and the technological and scientific ingredients are so well employed and explained that they make this book convincing and original at the same time. A must-read for all science fiction lovers.
Although this is a long length book that has some more than four hundred pages, it is divided into 70 chapters, which make it an easy reading. Also, the balanced mixture of narrative and dialogues keeps its chapters motivating and brings each one to a fitting end that urges the reader on to the next for more. But what was more catching for me was the imaginative description of scenarios, characters and futuristic tools and devices. I was really impressed by the world building of this life in Mars.
With an engaging and fascinating plot surrounding the phenomenon of space travel and interplanetary life, it will appeal to readers across genres.
This book contains seventy chapters. Each one more captivating than the last one, but if I have to choose one I would say that my favourite is the last one since I kept biting my nails until the last sentence. To be totally honest, as soon as I opened this piece of work I thought it will be impossible to stay focus on its 467 pages, but I was wrong. It really fulfilled my expectations.
If you are ready for an adventure that will take you on a spatial journey to Mars, be sure not to miss out on this one! I am most certainly looking forward to more from this very talented author.
Even though there is plenty of action and fighting in Red Menace: The Martian Resistance; I love the humor and snarky attitudes of Cage and Mel. If I turned it into a movie, Mel and Cage would add intrigue. Ara is focused and dedicated, while Rowen follows her to keep her safe. Overall, this novel shifts from serious, to witty, and back to intense. Lovers of science fiction will want to visit more of Mark Anthony’s books, as this is his forte and is becoming identified in this genre.