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The Martian Testament: By Alexander Castle

Sasha Newborn

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ISBN 10: 0930012631 / ISBN 13: 9780930012632
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219 pages. Sci-fi novel on Mars, 15 years after the first settlements, in a time of unrest. The narrator, a recent arrival, encounters hostility, brutality, narrow escape from death, and also supportive communities with spiritual powers, and his prize, the journal of the first man on Mars, whose wisdom and speculations reach to the history of the missing Astra, the planet that became the asteroid belt. On returning to the central town, a mass movement toward Martian independence is being hijacked by an ambitious ruthless politician, and the narrator has to escape back to Earth to stop the calamity. Includes short pieces of music, French, and technical theorizing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780930012632

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Title: The Martian Testament: By Alexander Castle

Publisher: Mudborn Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The Martian Testament peels back the myth of creating a new Earth on Mars. The view from the red planet is startlingly different, and deeper, than anyone imagined. Going to Mars? Throw away the rulebook. Four main characters descend on the red planet for their own reasons: one marooned, another on assignment (so he thought), a third as a lark, and a fourth as an extraordinary power play. As to which is the hero, the reader will have to decide. Much like the Wild West, the "new Martians" write their own rules, even though they need each other to survive the extreme conditions. A journalist makes the long voyage to Mars; his bunkmate is an ambitious politician, with schemes of his own, which unfold in the town, as the journalist discovers one aspect and then another of this amazing planet, capped off by the discovery of the journal of the original "first Martian," who survived years alone on the red planet, ferreting out the secrets of survival, and perhaps the early history of Mars and Astra (which later became the asteroid belt) long before intelligent life began on Earth. Many discoveries, adventures, and revelations. A different kind of novel by Sasha Newborn is also available (, The Basement, a Novel of the Sixties -- part memoir of the early Peace Corps in Africa, part a culture clash on returning to an America at war with itself as the narrator also struggles to find himself.

About the Author:

Sasha Newborn has been underground press editor, Peace Corps teacher, writer, typesetter. At the time of writing, he edited Rockbottom magazine and co-published poetry as Mudborn Press with Judyl Mudfoot. Thirty-five years later, Sasha, now Birdie Newborn, is still publishing, as Bandanna Books. For more on me, see my Facebook profile.

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