Before Mars

Before Mars Review

After months of travel, Anna Kubrin finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Already she feels like she is losing the connection with her husband and baby at home on Earth--and she'll be on Mars for over a year. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team.

But in her new room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note written in her own handwriting, warning her not to trust the colony psychologist. A note she can't remember writing. She unpacks her wedding ring, only to find it has been replaced by a fake.

Finding a footprint in a place the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that her assignment isn't as simple as she was led to believe. Is she caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy, or is she actually losing her mind? Regardless of what horrors she might discover, or what they might do to her sanity, Anna has find the truth before her own mind destroys her.

Title:Before Mars
Edition Language:English

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  • Kaitlin

    *I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*I am SO glad I read this. It's officially my new favourite for the year, and that's becuase it made me cry. I am the sort ...

  • Justine

    A deeply personal book that makes for a compelling read. As was the case in the previous two Planetfall books, Planetfall and After Atlas, Newman sketches the portrait of a deeply flawed main characte...

  • Gary

    6.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c...Before Mars is the third standalone novel set in Emma Newman’s Planetfall universe, though the events of all three are loosely connected and...

  • Jacqie

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review.I've been tremendously enjoying Emma Newman's Planetfall trilogy, and it's possible that this is my favorite book by her so far. The th...

  • The Captain

    Ahoy there mateys! This is the second companion novel to the wonderful sci-fi novel planetfall which continues to linger in me thoughts as being a super pleasurable previous read. As a companion novel...

  • Britta Bhler

    Not as good as the first two books in the series unfortunately.2.5*...

  • Judy Lesley

    I enjoyed this space adventure even without having read the two previous books in the Planetfall series. Normally the first person narrative is not my favorite style of novel but in this case it was n...

  • Emily (BellaGrace)

    This one is a big "meh". It's loosely tied to the previous two books, but if you haven't read them you won't be lost or missing out on anything. I wasn't really interested in any of the characters and...

  • Sarah Anne

    DNF at 116 pages. I'm just not interested....

  • Kate

    Outstanding - thought-provoking, character-driven science fiction. Such a clever book although my response to it was largely emotional. I'm really hoping for a fourth book. This sets one up perfectly....