Terraforming Mars: Edge of Catastrophe by Jane Killick

Edge of Catastrophe

A Terraforming Mars Novel

Edge of Catastrophe

A Terraforming Mars Novel

By Jane Killick

Return to the Red Planet as the saga of Terraforming Mars continues, in a sweeping science fiction thriller of planetary progress, set in the universe of the award-winning boardgame

In the 26th century, Mars is thriving: the huge crater made by the crashed moon of Deimos is now a vast domed city, buzzing with industry and a burgeoning Martian-born and immigrant workforce. Ecoline scientist Mel Erdan is at the forefront of vital research to feed and maintain Mars’ increasing population. But when her viral enhancer transforms lush green plants into a blackened swathe of dead crops, it triggers a wave of violent unrest across Deimos City, and Mel is accused of deliberately sabotaging Mars’ fragile viability. With resources rapidly dwindling, conspiracy theories flying, and criminal gangs rioting, Mel must prove her innocence, uncover the truth, and revitalise Mars’ harvest before it’s too late – for everyone.

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Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars

Mankind is on the brink of achieving a second planet to live on: Mars. Vast corporations spend fortunes to compete to transform the Red Planet into an environment where humanity can thrive. The potential rewards are enormous, the risks colossal. As the biosphere becomes habitable, immigration from Earth increases, and social and political pressures stress the already fierce corporate rivalry. While scientific advances are daily miracles, not everyone is working toward the same future. In a savage place like Mars, the smallest error can be lethal.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 368pp
Cover Art: René Aigner
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: November 22, 2022
UK On Sale Date: February 2, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081613
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: November 1, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081620


Global On Sale: November 1, 2022
ISBN: 9798765035160

About the Author

JANE KILLICK is an author and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including Stasis Leaked Complete, a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.

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Interviews and Articles

“Another riveting science fiction thriller from author Jane Killick”
Midwest Book Review

“Edge of Catatrophe provides plenty of excitement and page-turning action that had me sorry when it all came to an end.”

“Another thing I love about the novel is that you do not need to know or have played the Terraforming game to enjoy this novel or The Shadow of Deimos”
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Praise for In the Shadow of Deimos

“This is a very strong book. Mars has been the subject of many books written about it, and for me this felt just as good as Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, and frankly is Hugo material.”

Big Geordie Geek


In the Shadow of Deimos is a fantastic tale for anyone who is looking for a fix of Terraforming Mars without the time to play the game, or a good sci-fi story about survival.”

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Terraforming Mars: Edge of Catastrophe by Jane Killick

Global Ebook On Sale: November 1, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: November 22, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: February 2, 2023
Global Audiobook On Sale: November 1, 2022

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