Red Planet Blues

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  • Robert J. Sawyer, the author of such ‘revelatory and thought-provoking’ novels as TRIGGERS and The WWW Trilogy, presents a noir mystery expanded from his HUGO and NEBULA AWARD-nominated novella IDENTITY THEFT and his AURORA AWARD-winning short story ‘Biding Time’, set on a lawless Mars in a future where everything is cheap, and life is even cheaper…

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Product Description

  • Author
    Robert J Sawyer  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    3048412  
    EAN
    9781473200081  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9781473200081  
    Publisher
    Gollancz Publishing  
    Type
    Books  
  • Robert J. Sawyer, the author of such ‘revelatory and thought-provoking’ novels as TRIGGERS and The WWW Trilogy, presents a noir mystery expanded from his HUGO and NEBULA AWARD-nominated novella IDENTITY THEFT and his AURORA AWARD-winning short story ‘Biding Time’, set on a lawless Mars in a future where everything is cheap, and life is even cheaper…

    Alex Lomax is the one and only private eye working the mean streets of New Klondike, the Martian frontier town that sprang up 40 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 to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush.

    Trying to make an honest buck in a dishonest world, Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers - lucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies. But when he uncovers 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 he’ll dig up…

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