Terraforming Mars: In the Shadow of Deimos by Jane Killick

In the Shadow of Deimos

A Terraforming Mars Novel

In the Shadow of Deimos

A Terraforming Mars Novel

By Jane Killick

Mars is the new frontier for humanity, as we launch an epic saga of inspiring planetary exploration set in the award-winning Terraforming Mars boardgame

Mars, 2316. The recently created Terraforming Committee arbitrates the dramatic development of Mars by powerful rival corporations. When a rogue asteroid crashes into a research center and kills its lone technician, the fragile balance between corporations is shattered. The World Government’s investigation into the accident reveals a multitude of motives, while a corporation insider stumbles on a dark conspiracy. Two Martians with very different agendas must navigate a trail of destruction and treachery to uncover the truth and expose those responsible, before Mars falls to Earth’s corruption. As lines blur between progress and humanity, Mars itself remains the biggest adversary of all.

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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Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: René Aigner
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 28, 2021
UK On Sale Date: January 20, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080869
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080876


Global On Sale: November 30, 2021
ISBN: 9781666190922

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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“A very intense book dealing with both science fiction and Mystery genres. A good introduction to the Terraforming Mars world setting without bogging down the reader with game lore. A strong narrative with relatable and enjoyable characters. Good mystery to the plot and a well-rounded story that offers closure while leaving enough threads to be picked up should the series continue.”
Inquisitor Jenn

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 – not only of a new and harsh environment – but the corruption of those in power.”
What You Tolkien About

“For anyone interested in a pacy, enjoyable mystery set to the backdrop of corporate competition for the red planet, this is well worth a look.”

– Track of Words

“Killick’s smooth, unfussy writing style pulled me into the story, so that I stayed up far later than I should to discover what happens next.”

– Brainfluff

“I came away from this book wanting to learn more, to discover more about the kinds of people that would make their homes on Mars, the corporations that would try to alter it and the science they use, and to spend more time on this strangely beautiful world. I can’t wait to see what else gets made in this franchise.”

– Trans-Scribe

“I solidly recommended this book and give it 5 stars out of 5.”

– Big Geordie Geek

Terraforming Mars: In the Shadow of Deimos by Jane Killick

Global Ebook On Sale: August 3, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: September 28, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: January 20, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: November 30, 2021

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