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Mars One

Jonathan Maberry

Maberry (Devil’s Advocate, 2017) mixes science fiction with romance as Tristan Hart, his parents, and 38 others prepare to leave earth for a one-way trip to Mars to establish a permanent colony. Ever since he was 12, Tristan has been training for the mission. He knows it means saying good-bye to his childhood sweetheart, Izzy, whom he loves deeply but has decided to leave behind. But soon unexplained malfunctions put the mission at risk. The news hits that a competitor has already sent a ship to colonize Mars and the Neo-Luddites, a terrorist group opposed to space travel, begin launching bomb attacks against the program. Facing an uncertain future, Tristan questions the entire mission and wonders whether the project is really worth the risk.