Posts Tagged Life on Mars
Just what is there to do on Mars?
Posted by Chris Niblock in science/humour on April 25, 2013
I only ask because a private company has announced that it’s taking bookings for a flight to Mars – the catch being it’s a one-way ticket. But I thought, hell, I’m getting on a bit; by the time we land on the red planet, I might only have a few years left in me anyway.
This set me thinking; how would I spend the time I had left before the air and water ran out, or I succumbed to the only form of life on Mars; a virus that proves deadly to humans!
I’d take my kindle, so I’d have plenty to read – yes I do know, other e- readers are available.
I could do a bit of exploring; collect a few rocks – there’s a lot of ’em on Mars – perhaps I’ll be the first to prove there is life on Mars by discovering the virus that will ultimately be my nemesis, but then what? The Martian landscape is red and that’s it, it doesn’t have the variation and beauty of terrain to be found on earth.
So, unless there are a host of cities full of Martians hidden beneath that desolate surface, there isn’t much for a non-scientist like me to do on Mars. I wonder if they will refund my deposit?
Serena and Back Dated get a makeover.
Posted by Chris Niblock in writing fiction/humour on July 18, 2011
It would have been neat to get it right first time, but having lived with it for three months, I’ve decided that my orignal cover design for Back Dated was a little too subtle. So, I’ve re-designed it and now feel it accurately reflects the novel’s content and storyline. I think you’ll agree Serena’s looking a lot better for it. Hope you like it. In fact, I’m hoping you’ll like it enough to buy it.
I’ve made it easy for you: just click on the links below the smaller pic of the book’s cover on the right and it will take you straight to Back Dated’s page on Amazon. For just £0.86 ($1.34 if you’re buying from Amazon.com), it’s yours.
Don’t have a Kindle? No problem, Amazon thoughtfully provide FREE App’s which enable you to download my eBook onto an iPad, iPhone and similar devices, or onto your laptop or PC. You can even download the first couple of chapters for Free before buying! So, what have you got to lose?
Still worried you might not like it. Well if you enjoyed TV series like ‘Life on Mars‘ and ‘Ashes to Ashes‘, or books and movies like ‘Logan’s Run‘ and ‘The Time Travelers Wife’, I think you’ll enjoy Back Dated.