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Losing Mars (First Contact) by [Peter Cawdron]

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★★★★★ - "The novel takes an unexpected turn into strange territory explored in other sci-fi works such as Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, The Hundred-Light-Year Diary by Greg Egan, and even Slaughterhouse-Five," Edward Barnett, Top Contributor, Vine Voice
★★★★★ - "So much of today's science fiction is dystopian, military, or excessively when I find an author who creates thoughtful stories or exposes the deeper meaning of life in our universe, I get excited," Douglas Phillips, author of Quantum Space
★★★★★ - "One notable feature of Cawdron's artfully crafted books is that there's no common denominator in plot development, or at least none I recognize," Claus Bernth  
★★★★★ - "The most entertaining novel I've read this year... This is the type of book that introduces ideas that you will think about for many years to come," Edward Imbrie
★★★★★ - "Since The Martian and the Red/Green/Blue Mars saga I had not enjoyed reading a good hard science fiction novel as I did with Losing Mars," Andrés Meza-Escallón
★★★★★ - "A Chinese mission gets into trouble around Mars and that leads to one of the most truly original, and thought provoking sci-fi I've ever read," Al Phillips
★★★★★ - "I wish I hadn't read this book just so I could read it again for the first time," Louise Halkjaer
★★★★★ - "I feel like I have experienced being an astronaut on Mars, everything is told so engaging I feel as if it actually happened," Claus Stahnke
★★★★★ - "Not since Andy Weirs fantastic The Martian have I enjoyed a SciFi story as much," Dr. John Harris
★★★★★ - "One of the more original stories I have had the privilege of reading in a long time," James F. Bowerman

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07HH8BRXH
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 28, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1005 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 374 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1723747297
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Peter is an Australian science fiction writer, specialising in making hard science fiction easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable.

His FIRST CONTACT series is topical rather than character-based, meaning each book stands alone. These novels can be read in any order, but they all focus on the same topic of First Contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. In this regard, the series is akin to BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Hard science fiction is a misnomer as far as categories of literature go, as it sounds harsh and difficult to understand, but that is far from reality. Hard science fiction is simply plausible science fiction, fiction that is written in such a way as it conforms to the known laws of science, and that makes it more interesting, as there's no magic wand the protagonist can wave to get out of trouble. Peter's forays into hard science fiction could best be described as informative science fiction or enjoyable science fiction.

Peter is a fan of such classic science fiction writers as Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Crichton and their influence on his style and story lines is readily apparent. You can follow Peter on Facebook or Twitter or find him posting some interesting tibit on his blog

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4.0 out of 5 stars Explore Mars, in depth!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginitive trip to Mars and its moon Phobos, but...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tale, well thought out and convincing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like two stories in one.
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