Book: Ares' Anger by James R. Womack
categories: Book, Mars, Storm, Space Colony, Mars Colony, Japanese, African-American, Multi-National, Outer Space, Tornado, Dust Devil, Dust Storm, Science Fiction
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James R. Womack about this book: It was a routine mission outside the confines of the bio-habitat housing the first human colony on Mars. At least it was supposed to be routine. Which is why Dexter Arnold was outside alone despite policy which dictated a mandatory out-time partner. Routine departed when he wrecked his rover buggy. That was the least of his problems as the worse was yet to come. As a matter of fact, the worse was coming both fast and straight at Dexter.
This is a story of Earth's first planetary colony. The crew is a multi-national and multi-cultural collection of of people facing their first crisis. Think of it as their having a bad day that could have been and actually got worse. I got the idea from seeing frequent news reports of so much destructive behavior by people the world over. I began to wonder, what would happen if people were confined to a closed environment. Where cooperation is a life or death matter for everyone. How would it affect their interaction and relationships? I wanted to explore this without being long-winded or preachy about it. So I focused a narrow selection of individuals and pretty much told their stories but built around the task of colonizing a planet and a life threatening crisis.
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