The name’s Lomax—Alex Lomax. I’m the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up forty years ago after Simon Weingarten and Denny O’Reilly discovered fossils on the Red Planet. Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded here in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.
I’m trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, tracking down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, the corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers—lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when I uncover clues to solving the decades-old murders of Weingarten and O’Reilly, along with a journal that may lead to their legendary mother lode of Martian fossils, God only knows what I’ll dig up...
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It’s when that action draws to a close and Sawyer is faced with the problem of expanding an elegant, compact bit of genre parody...Like any gold rush – or fossil hunt, for that matter – things just can’t end as promisingly as they begin.Read Full Review of Red Planet Blues | See more reviews from Globe and Mail
There’s a wonderful Raymond Chandler-meets-Ray Bradbury vibe that permeates “Red Planet Blues.”Read Full Review of Red Planet Blues
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