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OLYMPUS MONS, First Ascent

A Science-Fiction novel by, James E Garratt.

This manuscript will be submitted to ECW Press in response to their call for Speculative Fiction. Outcome will be known by December 2021.

Be the first to read and comment on this science-based adventure on Mars, centered around Olympus Mons, the Solar System’s largest volcano, and the beginnings of the first Planetary Park.

As a lifelong amateur astronomer, with a particular interest in Mars, and having observed the Red Planet through most of its ‘oppositions’ since 1972 (often using homebrew telescopes), I have imagined how it will be to actually set foot in that planet. This story concerns spacemen who are on Mars, and yet they yearn for and seek closer contact with the reality beyond their carefully controlled and contained lives.

I hope it will be part of a series.

Thanks for your interest.

image of Mars by Percival Lowell, 1910.