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Scratching the Surface: Generation Mars, Prelude by [Douglas D. Meredith, Luis Peres]

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I'm usually hesitant to accept self-published novels for review, but Scratching the Surface is a rare well-told, well-edited story that proves the rule. It's a genial story for readers new to chapter books about the first children on Mars and their first school field trip from their underground habitat to the Martian surface, involving their first exhilarating view of an open sky. And there's a few poignant moments that will hit readers' parents harder. The details of the habitat, its life-support systems, and surface suits are rooted in realistic science and technology, with further details explained in a postscript to the book. To top it off, Peres' illustrations are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to further installments in the series!

Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

It is fantastic to see a children's science fiction novel incorporating actual science into its storyline! This book gives a good glimpse at what life could be like for humans on Mars in the future, presented through the eyes of a young girl.

Dr. Tanya Harrison, Mars scientist

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.

Vi Figueroa, teacher (Mrs. Fig's Book Reviews)

Every step in a new journey can be uncertain. But these first steps move us into the future we wish to create. Small steps by sisters Ori and Cas, part of the first cohort of children born and raised on Mars, are just what humanity needs to grow beyond Earth. Through their eyes, readers can feel that they, too, are Generation Mars.

Laura Forczyk, owner of Astralytical

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Douglas D. Meredith is a software developer living on planet Earth with his wife and two daughters. He has no idea what he's doing most of the time, but goes about it in earnest anyway. He writes recreationally, for now. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07W76QP8B
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Noisy Flowers LLC (August 9, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 9, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4702 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 70 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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