The God Mars is a pulp-style science fiction series set in a rich world of varied cultures and colorful characters. The series plays out a partially-terraformed Mars, a half-century after a man-made disaster cut thousands of colonists off from Earth, and the fear of a rampant nanotech plague prevented rescue. Left to survive for generations with few resources, the various groups develop unique new cultures at different levels of technology, ranging from the primitive to the frighteningly advanced. And all fear the return of their home planet, because they believe Earth intentionally tried to annihilate them, and will do so again.
In Book Three: The Devil You Are, the peoples of Mars are caught in an escalating war between an oppressive Earth terrified of potentially infectious nanotechnology, and an apparently invincible enemy who claims to be from a nightmare future caused by that technology. In the middle of this, Colonel Ram awakens to find that he has been remade into an immortal superhuman in order to try to save all that he holds dear. But those he would help are terrified of what he’s become. And he’s not the only one of his kind…
About the Author
In addition to writing dark speculative fiction, Michael Rizzo is a graphic artist (yes, all those covers are his), a martial scientist, a collector and frequent user of fine weaponry, and a pretty good cook. He continues his long, varied and brutal career as a mercenary social services consultant, trying to do good important work while writing about very bad things. His fiction series include Grayman and The God Mars. (The research he’s done for the Grayman series has probably earned him the attention of Homeland Security.) Check out his Facebook pages ("The Grayman Series" and "The God Mars Series") for lots of original art and updates. He causes trouble in person mostly in the Pacific Northwest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This series continues to surprise. Lots more action--this one really moves, and shocks with the unexpected turns and just the right balance of humor. Really cool new characters. Great for anyone who likes pulp scifi, science fantasy (though the science stays hard, it's very embraceable and believable). Really looking forward to the next one.