As science-worshipping totalitarians seek to overtake Mars, a defiant patriot stands alone against a corrupt system in THE GUNS OF MARS. Morgan Asher never wanted to be part of the Martian colonization effort, but agrees to leave Earth for Mars to fulfill his wife's lifelong dream. After arriving on the Red Planet, Morgan discovers a sinister plot: Scientific Fundamentalists (Scifes) have infiltrated all levels of colonial society, and they hold a deadly weapon in their arsenal-one capable of rewriting a person's thoughts and desires. Out of time and out of luck, Morgan must find a way to expose the enemies of liberty before their conquest of Mars is complete.
Even the title positively screams space opera! On the simplest level, THE GUNS OF MARS is a rootin' tootin', shoot 'em up grand example of this oldest of sci-fi genres. But, scrape even a single cell off the outer layer of Martin Ingham's intriguing story of the colonization and terra-forming of Mars, our nearest planetary neighbour, and you'll discover a profound forward thinking essay on political revolution, the potential conflicts between science … more