Champion of Mars by Guy Haley

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The overall pacing of the novel is. . . quite good. . .
-The Founding Fields

Synopsis

For Fans of The Martian and the Mars Trilogy.
In the near future Dr. Holland, a scientist running from a painful past, joins the Mars colonisation effort, cataloguing the remnants of Mars’ biosphere before it is swept away by the terraforming programme.
When an artefact is discovered deep in the caverns of the red planet, Holland’s employers interfere, leading to tragedy. The consequences ripple throughout time, affecting Holland’s present, and the destiny of the red planet.
For in the far future, Mars is dying a second time. The Final War of men and spirits is beginning. In a last bid for peace, the disgraced Champion Val Mora and his ‘spirit’ lover are set free from the Arena to find the long-missing Librarian of Mars, the only hope to save mankind.
Holland’s and the Champion’s lives intertwine, across the millennia, in a breathtaking story of vast ambition.

“Champion of Mars celebrates all that is best in SF. Simply put, Guy Haley is a very good writer, with an infectious love for sci-fi that shines off every page.”
The Guardian

“Haley weaves two tales into a tight, compelling narrative. Champion of Mars is a thriller, an unnatural mystery and a strange sort of love story. Highly entertaining and original, and well worth a look.”
Starburst Magazine
 

About Guy Haley

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An experienced Science Fiction journalist and critic, Guy worked for SFX Magazine as deputy editor, he edited gaming magazine White Dwarf, and was the editor of Death Ray Magazine. He lives in Somerset, UK with his wife, young son, and an enormous, evil-tempered Norwegian forest cat called, ironically, Buddy. The author lives in Bath, UK.
 
Published April 30, 2012 by Solaris. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Champion of Mars
All: 4 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 1

SF CrowsNest

Below average
Reviewed by Andy Whitaker on Jan 06 2012

. . .there is so much of the story that is not fully explained.

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The Founding Fields

Good
Reviewed by Shadowhawk on May 06 2012

The overall pacing of the novel is. . . quite good. . .

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I Will Read Books

Good
Reviewed by Erik Lundqvist on Jun 26 2012

Champion of Mars is his best book so far, an absolute gem. It is a must read for any fan of science fiction, not just those who are fans of action packed SF, Champion of Mars also offers suspense and some really cool world building.

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Critical Mass

Good
Reviewed by Don D'Ammassa on May 01 2012

Good enough that I'll look for his other novels.

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