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After the Vikings: Tales of Future Mars

Nordley, G David

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ISBN 10: 1940058031 / ISBN 13: 9781940058030
Published by Variations on a Theme, 2013
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Title: After the Vikings: Tales of Future Mars

Publisher: Variations on a Theme

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:Good

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Tales of Future Mars

Mars in the far distant future as seen in a series of short stories by noted hard science fiction author G. David Nordley. Originally published in Analog and Asimov's magazines, these stories are gathered together into this collection spanning across time looking at Mars long after the first of the Vikings landed there.

A man and woman whose lives span millions of years return to their ancient home, seeking rebirth in different ways. Colonists await the first human-alien contact while struggling with a nascent theocracy. A family bringing an atmosphere in from the Kuiper belt faces the end of childhood. A father and daughter risk everything to save the life of the wife and mother who left them. The race to Mars becomes a multilevel culture clash for its leaders as well. Their stories unfold one by one as under a dying sun, alien archaeologist uncover the mysteries of the Red Planet s rich and varied future history.

About the Author:

G. David Nordley (Gerald D. Nordley) is an astronautical engineer whose second career is writing. His main interest is the future of human exploration and settlement of space, with stories typically focusing on the dramatic aspects of individual lives within the broad sweep of a plausible human future in hard science fiction stories. G. David Nordley was recently Science Author Guest of Honor at MarsCon.

He is a four-time winner of AnLab, the Analog reader's award for best story or article of the year, and a past Hugo and Nebula award nominee for "Into the Miranda Rift".

His Variations on a Theme titles include The Black Hole Project, co-written with C. Sanford Lowe, and To Climb a Flat Mountain. Variations on a Theme will be publishing After the Vikings in mid-2013.

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