Whether you’re a science nerd like me, or you are someone else getting on with life, you’ll probably know Mars has been in the news a lot in 2018. The momentum has been gathering for some time, but an announcement in late 2017, by Elon Musk, caused a stir that threw a spotlight on our
It has been an exciting week in science this week. On Monday, November 26th, the Mars InSight Probe landed on Mars to begin its science studies of the interior characteristics of the Red Planet. But the journey started years ago with plans to send a planetary probe that would investigate the inner workings of Mars.
Kate Rauner is a science fiction author from New Mexico, USA. She’s been writing science fiction novels for a while now and has a series of novels, namely, Colony on Mars. In this interview, Kate introduces us to her books and tells us more about her process as a writer. I enjoyed doing the interview
Maybe you’ve heard, but if not, there was recently a planet-wide dust storm all over Mars. This is not a very unusual phenomenon – large-scale storms blow across Mars fairly regularly. Their existence was first recorded by the Viking probes that landed on Mars in the 1970’s. What made this storm so unusual was its
About the interview: I have had so much fun encountering a broad spectrum of individuals through my Twitter presence in the past few months. The most amazing people are out there and it’s like discovering a treasure when you come across them – at least that’s how I feel. I’ve felt myself becoming part of
We Are Mars is celebrating its one month anniversary and readers are already loving the book. Here’s some of the feedback I’ve received in past weeks: “I’m not normally into science fiction, but this is a real page turner!” “I enjoyed the characters and their the story arc as well as the fact that the
We Are Mars is off to a running start out there is Book Land. I gave it as good a shove forward as any doting parent should. Now we shall wait and see if it will fly on its own. The marketing continues, but all the hard, ‘getting off the ground’ stuff is behind us.
Yes! The paperback of We Are Mars is now available to purchase through major online retailers. But there’s a catch – it’s not available. Wait—what? You read that right, dear reader. This is what happens when you publish your books using a PRINT ON DEMAND system like I use. It creates this curious conflict of
It took so long, yet was here in a flash. Time is peculiar that way. Needless to say, We Are Mars is now for sale and I couldn’t be happier! Today is the culmination of almost 2 years of work and much back-and-forth getting everything perfect for the launch of this amazing book. I always
It isn’t always easy to begin the writing process after a long hiatus. That is why I decided to not leave too much time between We Are Mars and it’s follow-up – Storm At Dawn. I have a good feel for where I’ve left off at the end of We Are Mars, so now is